Average Bench: 217% (70th of 1040)

Based on 131,958 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 116.7% 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 789MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 944MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 104%. 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 614MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 681MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 131,958 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,092 Read 1,766 2,106
736 Write 1,483 1,748
490 Mixed 681 849
338 SusWrite 614 840
253% 1,136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32 4K Read 43.2 53.2
77.8 4K Write 137 191
41.9 4K Mixed 57.7 68.6
212% 79.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
604 DQ Read 1,018 1,268
256 DQ Write 944 1,349
280 DQ Mixed 789 1,031
644% 917 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
215GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1792 885 581 582 580 580 MB/s
Read 2,016
Write 1,762
Mixed 674
SusWrite 833
294% 1,321 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 67.7
242% 92 MB/s
DQ Read 1,141
DQ Write 1,227
DQ Mixed 854
734% 1,074 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 915 677 677 605 603 812 MB/s
Read 1,848
Write 569
Mixed 870
SusWrite 715
221% 1,001 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 60.7
221% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,097
DQ Write 1,001
DQ Mixed 842
688% 980 MB/s
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 886 649 622 593 560 573 MB/s
Read 2,107
Write 1,550
Mixed 679
SusWrite 647
276% 1,246 MB/s
4K Read 55.2
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 55.4
186% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,134
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 215
262% 490 MB/s
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 834 643 642 597 586 589 MB/s
Read 1,531
Write 1,497
Mixed 647
SusWrite 649
241% 1,081 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 47.3
182% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,073
DQ Write 1,171
DQ Mixed 859
719% 1,034 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 706 537 543 541 536 534 MB/s
Read 1,865
Write 1,583
Mixed 642
SusWrite 566
258% 1,164 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 53.7
184% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 798
DQ Write 633
DQ Mixed 680
518% 704 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 775 609 613 607 597 552 MB/s
Read 1,634
Write 1,588
Mixed 683
SusWrite 625
253% 1,133 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 55.5
202% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 519
DQ Write 864
DQ Mixed 367
370% 584 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 639 308 297 287 274 271 MB/s
Read 1,932
Write 1,420
Mixed 738
SusWrite 346
245% 1,109 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 53.7
196% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 900
DQ Write 705
DQ Mixed 717
560% 774 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 10,573 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 116%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,548

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 Comments

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Excellent

3 years 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

3 years ago.

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


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