Average Bench: 279% (28th of 1016)

Based on 10,562 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 178.9% 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 922MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,055MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 169%. 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 879MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 139MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,562 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,152 Read 2,055 2,644
460 Write 1,453 1,965
538 Mixed 879 1,072
416 SusWrite 1,314 1,946
318% 1,425 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.8 4K Read 53.9 54.8
78.5 4K Write 139 194
43.8 4K Mixed 64.2 79.1
238% 85.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
385 DQ Read 1,104 1,593
298 DQ Write 892 1,337
238 DQ Mixed 922 1,273
711% 973 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1830 1731 1609 1465 1471 1323 MB/s
Read 2,301
Write 1671
Mixed 967
SusWrite 1,572
363% 1,628 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 75.7
263% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,331
DQ Write 1,133
DQ Mixed 1,143
881% 1,202 MB/s
824GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1664 1726 1765 1761 1695 1636 MB/s
Read 1812
Write 1,836
Mixed 790
SusWrite 1,708
345% 1,536 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 75.5
261% 95.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,456
DQ Write 1,232
DQ Mixed 1,214
945% 1,300 MB/s
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 797 745 722 705 691 823 MB/s
Read 2012
Write 679
Mixed 839
SusWrite 747
236% 1,069 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 65.4
224% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,019
DQ Write 795
DQ Mixed 941
695% 918 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 565 483 461 394 345 1468 MB/s
Read 2,056
Write 355
Mixed 532
SusWrite 619
194% 891 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 65.6
235% 88.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,253
DQ Write 372
DQ Mixed 574
485% 733 MB/s
285GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 645 793 746 792 790 740 MB/s
Read 1,462
Write 760
Mixed 599
SusWrite 751
198% 893 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 33.5
4K Mixed 32.8
110% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 676
DQ Write 85.7
DQ Mixed 146
167% 303 MB/s
281GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 670 727 665 601 604 559 MB/s
Read 1,594
Write 782
Mixed 578
SusWrite 638
198% 898 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 37.6
4K Mixed 34.1
114% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 640
DQ Write 75.8
DQ Mixed 146
160% 287 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 3,999 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 109%
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Workstation
Workstation 134%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME - $24

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,814

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