Average Bench: 213% (78th of 1058)

Based on 143,046 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 113.3% 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 770MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 890MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 99.3%. 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 143,046 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,096 Read 1,733 2,103
762 Write 1,456 1,737
512 Mixed 680 861
314 SusWrite 612 840
249% 1,120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.6 4K Read 43.9 54.2
67.3 4K Write 133 184
40.9 4K Mixed 57.1 68.4
210% 78 MB/s
Min Avg Max
489 DQ Read 1,009 1,239
192 DQ Write 890 1,352
255 DQ Mixed 770 1,010
627% 890 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 825 656 655 654 653 653 MB/s
Read 2,168
Write 1689
Mixed 676
SusWrite 683
289% 1,304 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 204
4K Mixed 67.1
266% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,075
DQ Write 1,375
DQ Mixed 1,014
824% 1,154 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 850 618 622 621 621 625 MB/s
Read 1986
Write 1,598
Mixed 635
SusWrite 659
270% 1,220 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 68.5
235% 89.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,232
DQ Write 1,060
DQ Mixed 906
744% 1,066 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 873 609 625 622 583 575 MB/s
Read 1,948
Write 1,692
Mixed 610
SusWrite 648
272% 1,225 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 62
220% 85.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,158
DQ Write 957
DQ Mixed 929
730% 1,014 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 579 569 569 570 564 MB/s
Read 1,622
Write 1,591
Mixed 772
SusWrite 553
253% 1,134 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 65.2
234% 85.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,245
DQ Write 901
DQ Mixed 887
713% 1,011 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 552 652 653 652 652 649 MB/s
Read 1,795
Write 1,594
Mixed 650
SusWrite 635
260% 1,168 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 56.9
199% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,112
DQ Write 926
DQ Mixed 803
661% 947 MB/s
265GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 823 645 639 637 641 638 MB/s
Read 2,104
Write 1,721
Mixed 660
SusWrite 670
286% 1,289 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 58.2
195% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 659
DQ Write 532
DQ Mixed 580
438% 590 MB/s
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 898 643 642 620 620 618 MB/s
Read 1,618
Write 1,446
Mixed 582
SusWrite 673
240% 1,080 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 59.1
209% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 844
DQ Write 696
DQ Mixed 713
549% 751 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 253 245 241 242 243 MB/s
Read 1,539
Write 1163
Mixed 689
SusWrite 282
203% 918 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 55.1
199% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 944
DQ Write 663
DQ Mixed 808
602% 805 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 13,267 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 124%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 113%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $334

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,842

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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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