Average Bench: 280% (18th of 996)

Based on 8,180 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 179.7% 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 921MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,023MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 200%. 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. 4K Random Read Speed 45.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 897MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,180 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,219 Read 2,023 2,659
542 Write 1,484 1,959
592 Mixed 897 1,136
398 SusWrite 1,392 1,938
324% 1,449 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.7 4K Read 45.6 54.8
77.1 4K Write 142 201
44.4 4K Mixed 64.5 80.7
227% 84 MB/s
Min Avg Max
366 DQ Read 1,092 1,651
293 DQ Write 882 1,321
302 DQ Mixed 921 1,263
707% 965 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
691GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1972 1955 1981 1998 1975 1996 MB/s
Read 2331
Write 1,981
Mixed 991
SusWrite 1,980
408% 1,821 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 66.7
225% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 986
DQ Write 849
DQ Mixed 897
678% 911 MB/s
790GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1628 1685 1747 1875 1877 1872 MB/s
Read 2,148
Write 1,861
Mixed 1,028
SusWrite 1,781
382% 1,704 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 63.4
221% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,070
DQ Write 1,064
DQ Mixed 997
768% 1,043 MB/s
700GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1814 1739 1767 1732 1728 1722 MB/s
Read 2,262
Write 1854
Mixed 1,005
SusWrite 1,750
384% 1,718 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 62.6
213% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 910
DQ Write 728
DQ Mixed 792
600% 810 MB/s
869GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1235 1227 1214 1252 1254 1254 MB/s
Read 1,517
Write 1,241
Mixed 910
SusWrite 1,239
275% 1,227 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 72.6
253% 91.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,390
DQ Write 1,219
DQ Mixed 1,214
935% 1,274 MB/s
757GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1425 1505 1524 1550 1436 1438 MB/s
Read 650
Write 1,520
Mixed 532
SusWrite 1,480
239% 1,046 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 55
187% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,192
DQ Write 1,000
DQ Mixed 1,055
802% 1,082 MB/s
249GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 877 830 813 791 788 789 MB/s
Read 1,612
Write 1,300
Mixed 762
SusWrite 815
250% 1,122 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 68.5
4K Mixed 40.6
137% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,026
DQ Write 1,120
DQ Mixed 1050
796% 1,065 MB/s
663GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 505 541 577 1083 1161 1135 MB/s
Read 1,662
Write 1,356
Mixed 848
SusWrite 834
262% 1,175 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 39.7
4K Mixed 30.9
98% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 98.1
DQ Write 95.2
DQ Mixed 96.1
72% 96.5 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 3,014 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
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Desktop
Desktop 142%
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Workstation
Workstation 157%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME - $506

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 134% - Outstanding Total price: $2,113

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