Average Bench: 275% (22nd of 1003)

Based on 8,596 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 175.5% 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 896MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,030MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 182%. 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 45.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 893MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,596 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,125 Read 2,030 2,662
530 Write 1,483 1,961
607 Mixed 893 1,103
449 SusWrite 1,352 1,988
321% 1,439 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.3 4K Read 45.5 54.5
81.3 4K Write 138 198
41.5 4K Mixed 63.9 80
224% 82.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
290 DQ Read 1,053 1,636
266 DQ Write 868 1,322
263 DQ Mixed 896 1,268
688% 939 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
848GB free
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1942 1976 1976 1976 1973 1975 MB/s
Read 2,340
Write 1,962
Mixed 1,014
SusWrite 1,970
408% 1,821 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 76.1
264% 96.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,487
DQ Write 1,123
DQ Mixed 1,205
928% 1,272 MB/s
806GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1868 1826 1794 1875 1877 1880 MB/s
Read 2,221
Write 1,931
Mixed 1018
SusWrite 1,853
394% 1,756 MB/s
4K Read 54.5
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 79
278% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,281
DQ Write 1,082
DQ Mixed 1,125
858% 1,163 MB/s
887GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1930 1938 1925 1965 1933 1933 MB/s
Read 2,170
Write 1,961
Mixed 1,100
SusWrite 1,937
402% 1,792 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 69.1
231% 82.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,029
DQ Write 884
DQ Mixed 950
714% 954 MB/s
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1692 1712 1734 1782 1774 1114 MB/s
Read 2,154
Write 1,678
Mixed 921
SusWrite 1,635
357% 1,597 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 49.2
183% 72.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,060
DQ Write 916
DQ Mixed 983
738% 986 MB/s
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1268 1146 1084 1019 1038 944 MB/s
Read 1,564
Write 1,067
Mixed 818
SusWrite 1,083
253% 1,133 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 51.5
148% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 700
DQ Write 499
DQ Mixed 624
460% 608 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 3,188 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
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Desktop
Desktop 141%
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Workstation
Workstation 157%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME - $506

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 135% - Outstanding Total price: $2,281

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