Average Bench: 216% (80th of 1058)

Based on 134,880 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 115.8% 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 788MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 911MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 92.6%. 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 618MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 682MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 134,880 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,130 Read 1,767 2,076
899 Write 1,498 1,763
509 Mixed 682 846
341 SusWrite 618 843
254% 1,141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.7 4K Read 43.7 53
75 4K Write 134 182
42.5 4K Mixed 57 67.8
210% 78.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
675 DQ Read 1,024 1,226
340 DQ Write 911 1,287
354 DQ Mixed 788 995
640% 908 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
217GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 891 662 662 597 594 595 MB/s
Read 2,187
Write 1,555
Mixed 678
SusWrite 667
282% 1,272 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 67.1
250% 97.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1118
DQ Write 1,373
DQ Mixed 870
761% 1,120 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1377 1163 607 607 604 603 MB/s
Read 1,848
Write 1,703
Mixed 790
SusWrite 827
288% 1,292 MB/s
4K Read 50.9
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 59.2
234% 87.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,092
DQ Write 1,196
DQ Mixed 935
762% 1,074 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 717 487 567 530 640 637 MB/s
Read 2,000
Write 1,509
Mixed 640
SusWrite 596
263% 1,186 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 58.1
215% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1081
DQ Write 987
DQ Mixed 917
720% 995 MB/s
341GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 864 566 600 638 640 640 MB/s
Read 2,035
Write 1507
Mixed 883
SusWrite 658
282% 1,271 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 58.2
214% 77.4 MB/s
DQ Read 920
DQ Write 821
DQ Mixed 848
642% 863 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,718,125 SSDs tested.

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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 12,231 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,540

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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

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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