Average Bench: 213% (88th of 1072)

Based on 165,668 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 113.4% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 797MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 923MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 102%. 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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 598MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 675MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 165,668 samples)
Min Avg Max
937 Read 1,714 2,086
667 Write 1,445 1,750
518 Mixed 675 853
246 SusWrite 598 832
246% 1,108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.3 4K Read 44.2 53.7
69.3 4K Write 137 191
37.5 4K Mixed 57 68.7
212% 79.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
677 DQ Read 1,034 1,239
263 DQ Write 923 1,374
334 DQ Mixed 797 1,012
647% 918 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
376GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1099 723 639 638 638 637 MB/s
Read 1,109
Write 936
Mixed 521
SusWrite 729
184% 824 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 46
153% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 905
DQ Write 632
DQ Mixed 735
558% 757 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 73,438,433 SSDs tested


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Desktop 94%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $362

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6 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.


6 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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