Average Bench: 275% (33rd of 1040)

Based on 15,193 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 175.1% 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 943MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,149MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 188%. 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 877MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 47.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,193 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,142 Read 2,028 2,620
382 Write 1,414 1,961
500 Mixed 877 1,131
295 SusWrite 1,299 1,962
313% 1,404 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.4 4K Read 47.5 54.1
63.4 4K Write 136 192
42.5 4K Mixed 64.4 79.1
227% 82.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
596 DQ Read 1,149 1,595
181 DQ Write 881 1,318
273 DQ Mixed 943 1,268
725% 991 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
893GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2004 1980 1991 1996 2008 2007 MB/s
Read 2,178
Write 2,017
Mixed 1,091
SusWrite 1,998
409% 1,821 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 76.1
264% 97.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,309
DQ Write 1,156
DQ Mixed 1,185
901% 1,217 MB/s
615GB free
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1443 1532 1541 1531 1539 1535 MB/s
Read 2,134
Write 1,482
Mixed 1,077
SusWrite 1520
347% 1,553 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 195
4K Mixed 77.4
281% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,510
DQ Write 1,302
DQ Mixed 1,291
999% 1,368 MB/s
505GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1303 1741 1869 1804 1369 1181 MB/s
Read 2,014
Write 1,750
Mixed 929
SusWrite 1,544
349% 1,559 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 76.3
266% 99.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,500
DQ Write 1,275
DQ Mixed 1,228
964% 1,334 MB/s
710GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1798 1768 1648 1539 1535 1494 MB/s
Read 1,592
Write 1,590
Mixed 770
SusWrite 1,630
314% 1,395 MB/s
4K Read 51.7
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 70.3
241% 86.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,213
DQ Write 989
DQ Mixed 1,080
815% 1,094 MB/s
646GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1090 1402 1156 1536 1533 1538 MB/s
Read 1,894
Write 1,430
Mixed 963
SusWrite 1,376
317% 1,416 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 56.6
179% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 597
DQ Write 426
DQ Mixed 530
391% 518 MB/s
646GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1195 1411 1354 1200 1331 1215 MB/s
Read 2,046
Write 1,649
Mixed 1,069
SusWrite 1,284
338% 1,512 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 49.1
170% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 539
DQ Write 86.4
DQ Mixed 469
304% 365 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 1,126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 117%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $481

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $2,216

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