Average Bench: 268% (42nd of 1057)

Based on 17,011 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 960 PRO 1TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 168.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 911MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,104MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 188%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 872MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 129MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,011 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,034 Read 1,963 2,548
450 Write 1,401 1,962
502 Mixed 872 1,100
311 SusWrite 1,296 1,922
309% 1,383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.7 4K Read 47.2 54.1
61.1 4K Write 129 183
41.2 4K Mixed 63 77.8
220% 79.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
626 DQ Read 1,104 1,538
227 DQ Write 827 1,285
339 DQ Mixed 911 1,260
696% 947 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
775GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1760 1667 1663 1673 1648 1626 MB/s
Read 2,382
Write 1,766
Mixed 1,035
SusWrite 1,673
383% 1,714 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 75.3
260% 96.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,348
DQ Write 1,083
DQ Mixed 1,165
886% 1,199 MB/s
672GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1750 1660 1570 1620 1620 1641 MB/s
Read 1,872
Write 1594
Mixed 878
SusWrite 1,644
336% 1,497 MB/s
4K Read 51.7
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 75.5
276% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,363
DQ Write 1,092
DQ Mixed 1,138
876% 1,197 MB/s
787GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1719 1834 1797 1778 1782 1792 MB/s
Read 2,091
Write 1,903
Mixed 1,062
SusWrite 1,784
384% 1,710 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 59.1
196% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 839
DQ Write 622
DQ Mixed 751
556% 737 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 555 423 392 359 330 319 MB/s
Read 2,275
Write 847
Mixed 820
SusWrite 396
237% 1,084 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 79.6
290% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,368
DQ Write 956
DQ Mixed 1,077
827% 1,134 MB/s
593GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1248 1294 1200 1213 1238 1272 MB/s
Read 2,082
Write 1,536
Mixed 938
SusWrite 1,244
324% 1,450 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 94.5
4K Mixed 55.3
182% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 951
DQ Write 732
DQ Mixed 812
615% 832 MB/s
901GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1587 1631 1637 1562 1571 1564 MB/s
Read 1,281
Write 1,388
Mixed 774
SusWrite 1,592
284% 1,259 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 53
174% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 851
DQ Write 756
DQ Mixed 842
621% 817 MB/s
219GB free
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1400 1518 1563 1337 1507 1504 MB/s
Read 2,076
Write 58.2
Mixed 321
SusWrite 1,471
215% 982 MB/s
4K Read 52.7
4K Write 13.4
4K Mixed 22.6
116% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 948
DQ Write 15.1
DQ Mixed 30.7
135% 331 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 1,428 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $481

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $2,204

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