Average Bench: 281% (26th of 1011)

Based on 10,955 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 181.0% 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 936MB/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 189%. 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 901MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 46.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,955 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,133 Read 2,055 2,645
552 Write 1,515 1,981
608 Mixed 901 1,111
454 SusWrite 1,378 1,998
326% 1,463 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 4K Read 46.7 54.8
58.5 4K Write 140 200
39.4 4K Mixed 64.4 81.4
227% 83.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
443 DQ Read 1,116 1,613
291 DQ Write 901 1,337
221 DQ Mixed 936 1,268
720% 984 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
702GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1986 1943 1959 1900 1869 1853 MB/s
Read 2,450
Write 1,744
Mixed 1,105
SusWrite 1,918
403% 1,804 MB/s
4K Read 54.9
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 80.1
288% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,455
DQ Write 1,177
DQ Mixed 1189
925% 1,274 MB/s
798GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1928 2013 2074 2100 2095 2088 MB/s
Read 2,632
Write 1,947
Mixed 1,046
SusWrite 2,050
429% 1,919 MB/s
4K Read 54
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 78.1
273% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,130
DQ Write 1,002
DQ Mixed 1,043
788% 1,058 MB/s
579GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1942 1910 2103 2121 2130 2121 MB/s
Read 2,224
Write 2,026
Mixed 957
SusWrite 2,054
407% 1,816 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 76.3
265% 97.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,322
DQ Write 1,184
DQ Mixed 1,196
913% 1,234 MB/s
557GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1112 1479 1660 1636 1601 1554 MB/s
Read 2014
Write 1,756
Mixed 889
SusWrite 1,507
345% 1,542 MB/s
4K Read 50.5
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 72.1
251% 92.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,480
DQ Write 1,238
DQ Mixed 1,222
953% 1,313 MB/s
588GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1723 1657 1583 1452 1374 1345 MB/s
Read 2,088
Write 1,838
Mixed 987
SusWrite 1,522
360% 1,609 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 70.1
241% 88.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1329
DQ Write 1,168
DQ Mixed 1,194
910% 1,230 MB/s
302GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 958 902 971 961 935 973 MB/s
Read 2,041
Write 896
Mixed 836
SusWrite 950
261% 1,181 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 72.9
263% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,612
DQ Write 920
DQ Mixed 1,140
882% 1,224 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 566 515 492 490 480 484 MB/s
Read 2,003
Write 484
Mixed 676
SusWrite 505
200% 917 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 62.2
220% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1228
DQ Write 715
DQ Mixed 1,015
744% 986 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 3,665 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 109%
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Workstation
Workstation 134%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME - $599

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $2,260

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