Average Bench: 276% (31st of 1034)

Based on 12,928 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 175.7% 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 912MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,088MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 172%. 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 897MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 46.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,928 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,292 Read 2,088 2,627
431 Write 1,446 1,958
551 Mixed 897 1,116
363 SusWrite 1,298 1,975
319% 1,432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.7 4K Read 46.4 54.6
68.7 4K Write 135 193
47.3 4K Mixed 64.7 78.8
225% 82.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
549 DQ Read 1,124 1,576
215 DQ Write 837 1,286
256 DQ Mixed 912 1,256
700% 958 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
333GB free
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1734 1748 1746 1747 1750 1731 MB/s
Read 2,735
Write 1,732
Mixed 1,234
SusWrite 1,743
415% 1861 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 77.4
275% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,672
DQ Write 1,350
DQ Mixed 1,335
1,047% 1,452 MB/s
283GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1879 1832 1793 1782 1759 1708 MB/s
Read 2,750
Write 1,964
Mixed 1,057
SusWrite 1,792
422% 1,891 MB/s
4K Read 55.7
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 80.4
290% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,280
DQ Write 1,210
DQ Mixed 1,176
902% 1,222 MB/s
636GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1090 1410 1837 1843 1809 1783 MB/s
Read 2,360
Write 1,952
Mixed 1026
SusWrite 1,629
389% 1,742 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 73.3
255% 94.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,317
DQ Write 1,195
DQ Mixed 1195
913% 1,236 MB/s
890GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1428 1439 1454 1460 1453 1449 MB/s
Read 1,673
Write 1,261
Mixed 843
SusWrite 1,447
293% 1,306 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 66.8
228% 82.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,309
DQ Write 1,102
DQ Mixed 1,130
867% 1,180 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 522 452 431 428 421 415 MB/s
Read 1,660
Write 515
Mixed 638
SusWrite 445
179% 814 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 52.5
202% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,325
DQ Write 588
DQ Mixed 940
701% 951 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 310 266 284 285 284 MB/s
Read 1,560
Write 492
Mixed 532
SusWrite 298
157% 721 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 62.8
231% 86.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,202
DQ Write 433
DQ Mixed 670
534% 768 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 686 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 111%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $481

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $2,282

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