Average Bench: 277% (12th of 959)

Based on 6,866 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 177.0% 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 908MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,977MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 193%. 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 47.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,866 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,051 Read 1,977 2,629
574 Write 1,490 1,964
593 Mixed 890 1,106
476 SusWrite 1,379 1,947
320% 1,434 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32 4K Read 47.9 54.3
78.7 4K Write 139 194
42.4 4K Mixed 64.7 79.3
229% 83.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
423 DQ Read 1,072 1,603
315 DQ Write 877 1,313
206 DQ Mixed 908 1,260
698% 952 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
867GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1985 2028 2030 2095 2090 2067 MB/s
Read 2,215
Write 1914
Mixed 1,007
SusWrite 2049
403% 1,796 MB/s
4K Read 55.1
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 83.7
299% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1807
DQ Write 1,318
DQ Mixed 1,265
1,026% 1,463 MB/s
372GB free
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1933 1997 1941 1944 1907 1874 MB/s
Read 2,303
Write 1,862
Mixed 1,036
SusWrite 1,933
399% 1,783 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 65.4
233% 87.2 MB/s
DQ Read 778
DQ Write 658
DQ Mixed 714
536% 717 MB/s
366GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1443 1404 1338 1278 1253 1225 MB/s
Read 2,155
Write 1,869
Mixed 921
SusWrite 1,323
350% 1,567 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 68.9
241% 89 MB/s
DQ Read 1,335
DQ Write 1,187
DQ Mixed 1,187
910% 1,237 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1741 1772 1709 1714 1713 1486 MB/s
Read 2,205
Write 1651
Mixed 787
SusWrite 1689
354% 1,583 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 44.2
170% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 931
DQ Write 793
DQ Mixed 832
631% 852 MB/s
506GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1551 1383 1360 1283 1270 1247 MB/s
Read 2,456
Write 1,648
Mixed 994
SusWrite 1,349
359% 1,612 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 65.5
221% 78.2 MB/s
DQ Read 676
DQ Write 487
DQ Mixed 572
430% 578 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 1,945 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 131%
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Desktop
Desktop 142%
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Workstation
Workstation 158%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME - $470

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 133% - Outstanding Total price: $2,172

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