Average Bench: 213% (96th of 1080)

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.

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 598MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 675MB/s
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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%
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 493 245 242 237 236 234 MB/s
Read 1,818
Write 1,567
Mixed 646
SusWrite 281
239% 1,078 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 217
4K Mixed 65.2
277% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 1,227
DQ Write 1,262
DQ Mixed 1,023
830% 1,170 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1499 1005 575 578 579 582 MB/s
Read 1,918
Write 1,709
Mixed 660
SusWrite 803
283% 1,273 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 58.3
200% 73.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1022
DQ Write 821
DQ Mixed 842
652% 895 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1569 796 596 602 599 599 MB/s
Read 1,872
Write 1,400
Mixed 631
SusWrite 793
261% 1,174 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 55.4
182% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 848
DQ Write 569
DQ Mixed 648
500% 688 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 827 634 625 630 620 602 MB/s
Read 1,780
Write 1,674
Mixed 684
SusWrite 657
267% 1,199 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 46.6
161% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,063
DQ Write 936
DQ Mixed 805
657% 935 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 859 664 664 627 619 617 MB/s
Read 1,413
Write 1,182
Mixed 832
SusWrite 675
229% 1,026 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 53.3
190% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,044
DQ Write 900
DQ Mixed 801
647% 915 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1340 1144 611 612 611 614 MB/s
Read 1,397
Write 1,414
Mixed 761
SusWrite 822
246% 1,098 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 52.3
178% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 996
DQ Write 661
DQ Mixed 736
574% 798 MB/s
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Workstation 101%
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Excellent

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.


Excellent

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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