Average Bench: 267% (41st of 1058)

Based on 16,474 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 167.4% 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 889MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,011MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 187%. 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 862MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,474 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,085 Read 2,011 2,544
461 Write 1,376 1,958
500 Mixed 862 1,081
323 SusWrite 1,257 1,936
307% 1,377 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.8 4K Read 47.3 54.3
53 4K Write 130 190
42.2 4K Mixed 63 79.5
221% 80 MB/s
Min Avg Max
548 DQ Read 1,106 1,567
137 DQ Write 803 1,299
220 DQ Mixed 889 1,258
682% 933 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
825GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2074 2115 2115 2118 2071 1933 MB/s
Read 2,420
Write 1970
Mixed 1,048
SusWrite 2071
420% 1,877 MB/s
4K Read 52.5
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 76.6
269% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,303
DQ Write 1,033
DQ Mixed 1,080
832% 1,139 MB/s
770GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1764 1793 1793 1838 1842 1829 MB/s
Read 2,635
Write 1,850
Mixed 908
SusWrite 1,810
401% 1,801 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 71
242% 87.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,141
DQ Write 808
DQ Mixed 943
713% 964 MB/s
388GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1526 1530 1586 1553 1546 1442 MB/s
Read 2,187
Write 1,692
Mixed 902
SusWrite 1,530
352% 1,578 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 59.5
206% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,083
DQ Write 752
DQ Mixed 840
648% 892 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1181 1027 688 567 482 417 MB/s
Read 2,072
Write 1,424
Mixed 912
SusWrite 727
285% 1,284 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 67.9
227% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,165
DQ Write 827
DQ Mixed 932
713% 974 MB/s
493GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1285 948 651 798 630 517 MB/s
Read 2,285
Write 1951
Mixed 952
SusWrite 805
333% 1,498 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 48
180% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 917
DQ Write 577
DQ Mixed 746
557% 747 MB/s
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1105 1122 1104 1060 998 1032 MB/s
Read 1,145
Write 974
Mixed 728
SusWrite 1,070
220% 979 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 63.6
219% 79.2 MB/s
DQ Read 823
DQ Write 906
DQ Mixed 771
606% 833 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1001 1077 1074 1006 948 909 MB/s
Read 1,116
Write 966
Mixed 688
SusWrite 1,002
212% 943 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 56.5
190% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 966
DQ Write 821
DQ Mixed 914
679% 900 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 1,589 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $481

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $2,409

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