Average Bench: 215% (78th of 1058)

Based on 164,196 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 115.5% 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 906MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 96.6%. 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 612MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 680MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 164,196 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,114 Read 1,748 2,087
760 Write 1,464 1,741
513 Mixed 680 864
306 SusWrite 612 839
250% 1,126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.7 4K Read 44.3 53.9
65.3 4K Write 138 196
39.5 4K Mixed 56.8 69
213% 79.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
672 DQ Read 1,036 1,243
215 DQ Write 906 1,401
233 DQ Mixed 788 998
641% 910 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1585 1036 606 606 605 606 MB/s
Read 1,901
Write 1,461
Mixed 690
SusWrite 841
272% 1,223 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 52
228% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,037
DQ Write 1,460
DQ Mixed 1,030
840% 1,176 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1123 1294 607 606 606 610 MB/s
Read 1,572
Write 1,523
Mixed 624
SusWrite 808
253% 1,132 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 57.9
219% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,094
DQ Write 1149
DQ Mixed 850
714% 1,031 MB/s
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1472 1100 604 605 602 602 MB/s
Read 1,834
Write 1,563
Mixed 777
SusWrite 831
279% 1,251 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 49.7
208% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,033
DQ Write 822
DQ Mixed 762
615% 872 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 85 77 70 70 67 MB/s
Read 2,074
Write 305
Mixed 626
SusWrite 132
169% 784 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 59.1
246% 98.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,270
DQ Write 1,099
DQ Mixed 881
744% 1,084 MB/s
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 842 632 626 622 629 627 MB/s
Read 1,784
Write 1,410
Mixed 535
SusWrite 663
244% 1,098 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 58.6
204% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 817
DQ Write 610
DQ Mixed 682
518% 703 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 667 458 458 453 452 449 MB/s
Read 1,402
Write 1,316
Mixed 655
SusWrite 490
215% 966 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 59.1
215% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,141
DQ Write 1,006
DQ Mixed 977
759% 1,041 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 757 911 797 600 585 570 MB/s
Read 1,294
Write 1075
Mixed 725
SusWrite 703
212% 949 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 46.2
170% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 745
DQ Write 724
DQ Mixed 809
587% 760 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 634 583 514 447 422 483 MB/s
Read 1,407
Write 1,594
Mixed 673
SusWrite 514
234% 1,047 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 49.7
167% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 984
DQ Write 720
DQ Mixed 695
562% 800 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 19,289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 113%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,466

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Excellent

5 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

4 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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