Average Bench: 217% (31st of 959)

Based on 56,693 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 116.9% 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 776MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 929MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 109%. 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 639MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 676MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 56,693 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,012 Read 1,753 2,122
868 Write 1,505 1,757
509 Mixed 676 824
376 SusWrite 639 841
254% 1,143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.7 4K Read 43 53.6
88.4 4K Write 143 193
42.6 4K Mixed 57.4 68.6
214% 81.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
466 DQ Read 968 1,203
324 DQ Write 929 1,377
341 DQ Mixed 776 993
630% 891 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 833 631 632 632 627 614 MB/s
Read 1,806
Write 1606
Mixed 706
SusWrite 662
266% 1,195 MB/s
4K Read 57.2
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 65.1
254% 93.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,148
DQ Write 1,231
DQ Mixed 864
740% 1,081 MB/s
321GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1444 865 613 619 618 613 MB/s
Read 1,678
Write 1,623
Mixed 598
SusWrite 795
262% 1,174 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 57.5
221% 89 MB/s
DQ Read 1,084
DQ Write 1,298
DQ Mixed 885
752% 1,089 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1750 838 593 596 597 596 MB/s
Read 1,488
Write 1,472
Mixed 587
SusWrite 829
244% 1,094 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 59.2
229% 88.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1040
DQ Write 1,436
DQ Mixed 1,028
836% 1,168 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1681 955 585 585 584 583 MB/s
Read 1,851
Write 1,736
Mixed 792
SusWrite 829
290% 1,302 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 55
193% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,006
DQ Write 711
DQ Mixed 734
582% 817 MB/s
383GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 792 640 627 633 634 635 MB/s
Read 1229
Write 1094
Mixed 640
SusWrite 660
202% 906 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 57.3
195% 72.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,039
DQ Write 867
DQ Mixed 863
671% 923 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 14,473 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 116%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $205

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,611

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 Comments

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Excellent

15 months 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

12 months ago.

Awesome !! Le système est très réactif et le démarrage de windows et de divers programmes ne le ralentisse pas !!


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