Average Bench: 219% (46th of 991)

Based on 75,822 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB, NVMe Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 118.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 799MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 973MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 98.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 633MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 682MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 75,822 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,086 Read 1,742 2,129
852 Write 1,509 1,753
523 Mixed 682 848
371 SusWrite 633 840
254% 1,141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.8 4K Read 44.4 54.9
85.2 4K Write 143 195
44.3 4K Mixed 58.5 69.8
218% 82.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
431 DQ Read 997 1,233
311 DQ Write 973 1,391
336 DQ Mixed 799 1,022
651% 923 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 784 618 600 616 621 606 MB/s
Read 1,652
Write 1,514
Mixed 613
SusWrite 641
246% 1,105 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 196
4K Mixed 76.3
286% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1262
DQ Write 1,300
DQ Mixed 938
800% 1,167 MB/s
307GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1212 1139 569 548 551 549 MB/s
Read 1,809
Write 1,590
Mixed 522
SusWrite 761
260% 1,171 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 63.2
221% 84.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,215
DQ Write 1,233
DQ Mixed 841
738% 1,096 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 595 495 497 499 491 484 MB/s
Read 1,861
Write 1,644
Mixed 874
SusWrite 510
272% 1,222 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 67.9
256% 97 MB/s
DQ Read 1,186
DQ Write 1,063
DQ Mixed 982
776% 1,077 MB/s
233GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 856 613 616 600 607 602 MB/s
Read 1,698
Write 1669
Mixed 760
SusWrite 649
266% 1,194 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 69.2
4K Mixed 45.8
150% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 354
259% 340 MB/s
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 173 84 83 84 84 MB/s
Read 2,215
Write 197
Mixed 339
SusWrite 117
153% 717 MB/s
4K Read 64.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 3.7
103% 23.3 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $14033 mins
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NeweggUS $2248 months
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 19,877 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 128%
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Workstation
Workstation 117%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,648

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 Comments

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Excellent

19 months ago.

Super low latencies and great TurboWrite performance for not much more than mid-to-high-end SATA drives--when bought lightly used, which is the best way to go in this NAND market IMO.


Excellent

15 months ago.

Awesome !! Le système est très réactif et le démarrage de windows et de divers programmes ne le ralentisse pas !!


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