Average Bench: 273% (29th of 1021)

Based on 11,752 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 172.7% 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 892MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,038MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 192%. 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 890MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 45.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,752 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,140 Read 2,038 2,618
431 Write 1,454 1,968
525 Mixed 890 1,096
349 SusWrite 1,319 1,984
318% 1,425 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.3 4K Read 45.6 53.8
62 4K Write 132 191
42.9 4K Mixed 63.1 78.6
220% 80.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
465 DQ Read 1,092 1,544
180 DQ Write 841 1,288
254 DQ Mixed 892 1,257
687% 941 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
603GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1841 1869 1833 1722 1706 1708 MB/s
Read 2,230
Write 1,783
Mixed 975
SusWrite 1,780
379% 1,692 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 211
4K Mixed 66.8
267% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,366
DQ Write 1,224
DQ Mixed 1,213
932% 1,268 MB/s
469GB free
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1763 1756 1758 1734 1716 1714 MB/s
Read 2,109
Write 1,727
Mixed 1134
SusWrite 1740
376% 1,678 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 214
4K Mixed 65.4
271% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,362
DQ Write 1,130
DQ Mixed 1,182
903% 1,225 MB/s
687GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1776 1824 1876 1919 1919 1924 MB/s
Read 1,966
Write 1,915
Mixed 920
SusWrite 1,873
375% 1,668 MB/s
4K Read 50.5
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 73.1
251% 92 MB/s
DQ Read 1,294
DQ Write 1,093
DQ Mixed 1,145
871% 1,177 MB/s
893GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1787 1725 1736 1672 1669 1665 MB/s
Read 2,016
Write 1681
Mixed 949
SusWrite 1,709
356% 1,589 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 62.1
223% 83 MB/s
DQ Read 1,188
DQ Write 1,018
DQ Mixed 1,081
816% 1,096 MB/s
745GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1335 1754 1695 1710 1730 1713 MB/s
Read 1,853
Write 1,692
Mixed 880
SusWrite 1,656
341% 1,520 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 59.3
199% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 1052
DQ Write 887
DQ Mixed 957
720% 966 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 212 204 196 190 186 MB/s
Read 2326
Write 305
Mixed 455
SusWrite 209
177% 824 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 61.6
232% 88.4 MB/s
DQ Read 704
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 64.2
165% 359 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 4,391 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 107%
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Workstation
Workstation 124%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME - $24

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,773

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