Average Bench: 219% (48th of 1003)

Based on 92,385 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 798MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 971MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 107%. 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 635MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 688MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 92,385 samples)
Min Avg Max
967 Read 1,771 2,129
742 Write 1,518 1,759
501 Mixed 688 861
365 SusWrite 635 836
256% 1,153 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.7 4K Read 43.1 53.5
87.1 4K Write 142 195
43.2 4K Mixed 58.4 70.3
215% 81.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
573 DQ Read 991 1,237
469 DQ Write 971 1,377
457 DQ Mixed 798 1,012
650% 920 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1090 1315 609 608 611 610 MB/s
Read 1,951
Write 1,742
Mixed 684
SusWrite 807
288% 1,296 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 60.7
221% 84.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,163
DQ Write 1,481
DQ Mixed 879
787% 1,175 MB/s
353GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 865 598 596 606 605 605 MB/s
Read 1,875
Write 1673
Mixed 900
SusWrite 646
284% 1,273 MB/s
4K Read 58.4
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 63.4
250% 91.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,105
DQ Write 850
DQ Mixed 842
667% 933 MB/s
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 883 629 628 620 585 594 MB/s
Read 1,902
Write 1,771
Mixed 764
SusWrite 656
284% 1,273 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 57.8
218% 84.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,045
DQ Write 1,140
DQ Mixed 962
760% 1,049 MB/s
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1814 889 590 594 591 591 MB/s
Read 1,926
Write 1,784
Mixed 896
SusWrite 845
304% 1,363 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 54.3
218% 82.7 MB/s
DQ Read 656
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 351
291% 430 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 842 643 638 640 638 638 MB/s
Read 1,722
Write 1,512
Mixed 694
SusWrite 673
256% 1,150 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 49.6
173% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 922
DQ Write 508
DQ Mixed 727
538% 719 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 357 531 608 486 291 MB/s
Read 1556
Write 1,432
Mixed 507
SusWrite 448
219% 986 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 47.8
214% 90.4 MB/s
DQ Read 665
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 328
274% 409 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 24,198 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 128%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,522

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 Comments

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Excellent

24 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

20 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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