Average Bench: 216% (50th of 1003)

Based on 85,404 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 116.0% 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 793MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 955MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 96.7%. 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 619MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 683MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,404 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,067 Read 1,748 2,132
926 Write 1,500 1,754
508 Mixed 683 854
343 SusWrite 619 838
253% 1,138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.7 4K Read 43 53.6
80.3 4K Write 140 200
40.4 4K Mixed 57.8 69.5
214% 80.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
428 DQ Read 977 1,225
411 DQ Write 955 1,388
405 DQ Mixed 793 1,015
643% 908 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1861 853 600 599 596 598 MB/s
Read 2,022
Write 1,698
Mixed 785
SusWrite 851
298% 1,339 MB/s
4K Read 56.4
4K Write 201
4K Mixed 68.4
279% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,080
DQ Write 1,379
DQ Mixed 1,048
841% 1,169 MB/s
392GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 949 932 956 605 610 612 MB/s
Read 1,319
Write 1,104
Mixed 732
SusWrite 777
220% 983 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 58
213% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,044
DQ Write 980
DQ Mixed 874
694% 966 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 665 497 482 488 482 477 MB/s
Read 1867
Write 1,700
Mixed 836
SusWrite 515
274% 1,230 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 55.9
208% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 975
DQ Write 811
DQ Mixed 809
629% 865 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 698 643 640 640 641 636 MB/s
Read 1,933
Write 1,574
Mixed 621
SusWrite 650
265% 1,194 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 54.8
183% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 763
DQ Write 592
DQ Mixed 693
514% 683 MB/s
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1017 888 578 586 597 590 MB/s
Read 1,670
Write 1,587
Mixed 801
SusWrite 709
266% 1,192 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 47.1
172% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 901
DQ Write 768
DQ Mixed 732
576% 800 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 23,595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 115%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,573

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 Comments

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Excellent

23 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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