Average Bench: 220% (54th of 1011)

Based on 96,946 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 120.4% 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 805MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 993MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 101%. 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 616MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 679MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 96,946 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,169 Read 1,788 2,133
954 Write 1,524 1,758
503 Mixed 679 851
335 SusWrite 616 840
256% 1,152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.6 4K Read 44.6 55
88.6 4K Write 145 195
44.1 4K Mixed 58.9 70.8
220% 82.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
521 DQ Read 1,000 1,259
327 DQ Write 993 1,378
350 DQ Mixed 805 1,024
657% 932 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
378GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1818 881 581 582 586 589 MB/s
Read 2,004
Write 1,768
Mixed 761
SusWrite 840
299% 1,343 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 62.6
213% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 975
DQ Write 716
DQ Mixed 727
576% 806 MB/s
268GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 595 612 611 613 612 610 MB/s
Read 1,700
Write 1,612
Mixed 645
SusWrite 609
254% 1,142 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 62.5
233% 93.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,074
DQ Write 1,413
DQ Mixed 1,020
832% 1,169 MB/s
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 740 630 632 627 624 624 MB/s
Read 1,841
Write 1,730
Mixed 765
SusWrite 646
278% 1,246 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 53.5
182% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 510
DQ Write 452
DQ Mixed 488
364% 483 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 959 960 834 565 565 564 MB/s
Read 1,253
Write 986
Mixed 571
SusWrite 741
198% 888 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 69.7
4K Mixed 43.2
141% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 261
193% 255 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 27,292 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 118%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,647

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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

2 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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