Average Bench: 218% (46th of 996)

Based on 76,035 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 117.9% 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 793MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 989MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 106%. 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 633MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 677MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 76,035 samples)
Min Avg Max
954 Read 1,729 2,126
956 Write 1,506 1,747
497 Mixed 677 852
357 SusWrite 633 837
253% 1,136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.2 4K Read 44.1 54.3
80.1 4K Write 143 195
41.6 4K Mixed 58.3 70.4
217% 81.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
422 DQ Read 985 1,229
460 DQ Write 989 1,405
375 DQ Mixed 793 1,022
649% 922 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
237GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 775 626 613 605 600 597 MB/s
Read 1,971
Write 1,602
Mixed 679
SusWrite 636
271% 1,222 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 197
4K Mixed 68.7
261% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,126
DQ Write 1,370
DQ Mixed 851
752% 1,116 MB/s
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1170 634 632 632 631 628 MB/s
Read 1,983
Write 1,797
Mixed 760
SusWrite 721
293% 1,315 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 212
4K Mixed 66.9
268% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 889
DQ Write 973
DQ Mixed 825
650% 896 MB/s
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 823 620 630 631 632 628 MB/s
Read 2,005
Write 1,783
Mixed 749
SusWrite 661
289% 1,300 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 56.1
200% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,036
DQ Write 636
DQ Mixed 800
606% 824 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 558 323 292 306 249 231 MB/s
Read 1,350
Write 965
Mixed 484
SusWrite 326
173% 781 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 35.1
131% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 892
DQ Write 706
DQ Mixed 822
609% 806 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,722,657 SSDs tested.

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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 21,944 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 128%
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Workstation
Workstation 115%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $171

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $1,614

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 Comments

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Excellent

21 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

18 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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