Average Bench: 216% (66th of 1037)

Based on 118,541 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 115.9% 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 796MB/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 101%. 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 620MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 678MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 118,541 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,082 Read 1,728 2,098
819 Write 1,484 1,758
498 Mixed 678 847
323 SusWrite 620 840
251% 1,127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32 4K Read 43.1 54.7
85.9 4K Write 139 194
40.6 4K Mixed 57.5 70.1
212% 79.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
535 DQ Read 1,012 1,259
350 DQ Write 973 1,379
381 DQ Mixed 796 1,012
652% 927 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 881 619 628 631 631 630 MB/s
Read 2,057
Write 1,732
Mixed 810
SusWrite 670
293% 1,317 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 63
260% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1031
DQ Write 781
DQ Mixed 894
672% 902 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1761 921 601 598 599 595 MB/s
Read 1,619
Write 1463
Mixed 727
SusWrite 846
260% 1,164 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 59.2
219% 82.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,085
DQ Write 1,446
DQ Mixed 1,024
840% 1,185 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 541 323 356 602 626 610 MB/s
Read 1,853
Write 1,765
Mixed 864
SusWrite 510
278% 1,248 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 61.5
236% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1032
DQ Write 1,160
DQ Mixed 843
705% 1,012 MB/s
457GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1673 968 592 591 591 590 MB/s
Read 1,728
Write 1,605
Mixed 640
SusWrite 834
268% 1,202 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 54.2
209% 82 MB/s
DQ Read 937
DQ Write 741
DQ Mixed 739
580% 806 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 810 642 637 637 623 621 MB/s
Read 1,386
Write 1,177
Mixed 692
SusWrite 662
218% 979 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 57.8
227% 84.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,103
DQ Write 1,324
DQ Mixed 872
752% 1,100 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 685 482 451 417 402 390 MB/s
Read 1,857
Write 1,517
Mixed 613
SusWrite 471
247% 1,115 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 53.8
198% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 851
DQ Write 644
DQ Mixed 680
527% 725 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 6,963 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 113%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,527

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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

2 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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