Average Bench: 220% (56th of 1011)

Based on 85,522 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 119.8% 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 801MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 992MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 94.6%. 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 634MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 686MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,522 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,071 Read 1,749 2,153
873 Write 1,502 1,764
513 Mixed 686 866
365 SusWrite 634 841
254% 1,143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.2 4K Read 43.5 54.7
75.9 4K Write 144 197
43 4K Mixed 58.4 69.6
217% 81.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
599 DQ Read 1,019 1,254
265 DQ Write 992 1,415
328 DQ Mixed 801 1,034
658% 937 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
308GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1555 969 563 587 584 584 MB/s
Read 1,916
Write 1695
Mixed 634
SusWrite 807
281% 1,263 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 50.2
204% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,042
DQ Write 1,028
DQ Mixed 809
670% 960 MB/s
299GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1128 625 613 612 618 618 MB/s
Read 2073
Write 1,773
Mixed 692
SusWrite 702
291% 1,310 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 66.3
232% 87.4 MB/s
DQ Read 778
DQ Write 663
DQ Mixed 675
518% 706 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 674 561 585 574 562 435 MB/s
Read 1,856
Write 1,657
Mixed 642
SusWrite 565
262% 1,180 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 51.9
178% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 731
DQ Write 490
DQ Mixed 561
432% 594 MB/s
241GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1231 1177 546 556 514 532 MB/s
Read 1,262
Write 1,248
Mixed 648
SusWrite 759
219% 980 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 72.4
4K Mixed 40.8
136% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 506
DQ Write 462
DQ Mixed 489
365% 486 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 197 191 187 171 176 MB/s
Read 992
Write 590
Mixed 419
SusWrite 232
123% 558 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 53
199% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,052
DQ Write 814
DQ Mixed 801
635% 889 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 641 309 292 301 301 299 MB/s
Read 1,687
Write 1,430
Mixed 537
SusWrite 357
222% 1,003 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 76.3
4K Mixed 39.8
144% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 412
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 337
244% 322 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 26,041 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 117%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $472

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,856

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 Comments

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Excellent

2 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

23 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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