Average Bench: 277% (28th of 1011)

Based on 8,361 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 176.8% 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 960MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,114MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 176%. 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 883MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 47.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,361 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,148 Read 1,996 2,637
526 Write 1,470 1,975
573 Mixed 883 1,079
402 SusWrite 1,332 1,950
317% 1,420 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.6 4K Read 47.7 54.4
73.3 4K Write 138 199
42.9 4K Mixed 65 80.1
229% 83.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
556 DQ Read 1,114 1,608
394 DQ Write 916 1,343
506 DQ Mixed 960 1,269
734% 997 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
286GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1899 1944 1913 1893 1893 1551 MB/s
Read 2,561
Write 1,971
Mixed 1,017
SusWrite 1849
413% 1,849 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 71.1
240% 86.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,088
DQ Write 1,144
DQ Mixed 953
762% 1,062 MB/s
460GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1401 1452 1462 1497 1502 1500 MB/s
Read 2330
Write 1,477
Mixed 985
SusWrite 1,469
349% 1,565 MB/s
4K Read 50.9
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 71.9
245% 88.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,441
DQ Write 1070
DQ Mixed 1160
893% 1,224 MB/s
839GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1557 1601 1666 1843 1850 1780 MB/s
Read 1,416
Write 1,650
Mixed 802
SusWrite 1,716
315% 1,396 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 65.3
216% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,255
DQ Write 1,084
DQ Mixed 1,132
859% 1157 MB/s
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 703 570 525 529 584 556 MB/s
Read 1955
Write 1,405
Mixed 845
SusWrite 578
265% 1,196 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 62.1
212% 77.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,467
DQ Write 969
DQ Mixed 1,124
864% 1,187 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 3,424 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 110%
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Workstation
Workstation 138%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME - $673

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $2,350

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