Average Bench: 219% (58th of 1016)

Based on 99,922 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 119.3% 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 781MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 966MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 105%. 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 626MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 690MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 99,922 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,109 Read 1,773 2,121
858 Write 1,504 1,754
506 Mixed 690 883
357 SusWrite 626 836
255% 1,148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 4K Read 46.2 55.1
77.6 4K Write 140 196
41.7 4K Mixed 58 69.3
219% 81.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
500 DQ Read 997 1,254
254 DQ Write 966 1,372
211 DQ Mixed 781 1,010
642% 915 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 734 536 535 532 532 531 MB/s
Read 1,951
Write 1,668
Mixed 672
SusWrite 567
270% 1,214 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 71
242% 91.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,305
DQ Write 1,162
DQ Mixed 1,011
819% 1,159 MB/s
463GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1271 1199 602 603 603 600 MB/s
Read 1,872
Write 1,712
Mixed 767
SusWrite 813
288% 1,291 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 58.8
215% 82.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,066
DQ Write 1,249
DQ Mixed 872
736% 1,062 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 823 632 633 620 581 581 MB/s
Read 1983
Write 1,467
Mixed 779
SusWrite 645
270% 1,218 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 62.9
222% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 879
DQ Write 729
DQ Mixed 723
564% 777 MB/s
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 777 541 530 520 509 495 MB/s
Read 1,913
Write 1,752
Mixed 665
SusWrite 562
272% 1,223 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 56.6
193% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 932
DQ Write 789
DQ Mixed 734
584% 818 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 549 248 249 259 255 248 MB/s
Read 1,857
Write 1,660
Mixed 847
SusWrite 301
259% 1,166 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 55.9
223% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,039
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 34.2
170% 413 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 29,228 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 117%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,545

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 Comments

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Excellent

2 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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