Average Bench: 212% (79th of 1058)

Based on 147,612 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 112.4% 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 775MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 875MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 91.7%. 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 591MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 678MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 147,612 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,144 Read 1,746 2,086
873 Write 1,463 1,740
528 Mixed 678 851
285 SusWrite 591 836
249% 1,119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.9 4K Read 44.7 53.3
65.9 4K Write 134 186
40.9 4K Mixed 56.8 67.9
212% 78.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
618 DQ Read 1,017 1,239
261 DQ Write 875 1,294
285 DQ Mixed 775 1,004
628% 889 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
366GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1224 1209 586 591 589 589 MB/s
Read 2,044
Write 1,635
Mixed 683
SusWrite 798
286% 1,290 MB/s
4K Read 55.2
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 62.8
246% 91.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,094
DQ Write 1,030
DQ Mixed 825
684% 983 MB/s
376GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1704 862 591 599 580 599 MB/s
Read 1,732
Write 1,669
Mixed 722
SusWrite 823
276% 1,236 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 56.3
195% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,130
DQ Write 863
DQ Mixed 779
642% 924 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 696 609 603 539 353 351 MB/s
Read 1,942
Write 1,651
Mixed 679
SusWrite 525
266% 1,199 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 50
209% 79.6 MB/s
DQ Read 403
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 330
244% 327 MB/s
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 587 331 314 307 298 293 MB/s
Read 1,796
Write 1,549
Mixed 662
SusWrite 355
242% 1,090 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 48.4
175% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 773
DQ Write 470
DQ Mixed 603
454% 615 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,077,277 SSDs tested.

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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 14,721 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 115%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $334

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $1,971

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 Comments

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Excellent

4 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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