Average Bench: 218% (38th of 976)

Based on 58,530 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 788MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 969MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 107%. 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 629MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 677MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 58,530 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,038 Read 1,740 2,160
833 Write 1,510 1,763
522 Mixed 677 830
358 SusWrite 629 840
253% 1,139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.2 4K Read 43.2 53.6
92.5 4K Write 144 208
43 4K Mixed 58.2 70.2
216% 81.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
476 DQ Read 992 1232
371 DQ Write 969 1,393
339 DQ Mixed 788 1,022
645% 916 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
288GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1813 901 607 607 603 604 MB/s
Read 2015
Write 1734
Mixed 855
SusWrite 856
304% 1,365 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 73.4
271% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,152
DQ Write 1,457
DQ Mixed 1,022
850% 1,210 MB/s
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1766 917 606 606 606 608 MB/s
Read 1,958
Write 1,726
Mixed 734
SusWrite 852
293% 1,317 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 64.5
240% 91.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,016
DQ Write 1,451
DQ Mixed 887
768% 1,118 MB/s
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 865 622 649 592 586 585 MB/s
Read 2,026
Write 1,700
Mixed 640
SusWrite 650
278% 1,254 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 60.6
234% 88 MB/s
DQ Read 1,104
DQ Write 1,302
DQ Mixed 854
740% 1,087 MB/s
270GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 784 634 635 634 626 615 MB/s
Read 1,908
Write 1,700
Mixed 757
SusWrite 654
279% 1,255 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 56.8
212% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,032
DQ Write 954
DQ Mixed 908
704% 965 MB/s
284GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 626 626 630 633 633 634 MB/s
Read 1,918
Write 1,621
Mixed 797
SusWrite 630
276% 1,242 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 63.5
222% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 972
DQ Write 869
DQ Mixed 875
669% 906 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 721 496 487 486 479 476 MB/s
Read 1,997
Write 1660
Mixed 742
SusWrite 524
273% 1,231 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 58.8
214% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1118
DQ Write 994
DQ Mixed 824
681% 979 MB/s
315GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 837 642 644 650 611 590 MB/s
Read 1,927
Write 1,650
Mixed 639
SusWrite 662
271% 1,220 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 57.4
199% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 712
DQ Write 518
DQ Mixed 592
448% 607 MB/s
329GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 725 552 572 574 557 551 MB/s
Read 1,360
Write 1,384
Mixed 671
SusWrite 589
224% 1,001 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 43.9
158% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 842
DQ Write 681
DQ Mixed 683
533% 735 MB/s
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 826 634 632 638 617 632 MB/s
Read 1,427
Write 1,356
Mixed 626
SusWrite 663
227% 1,018 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 72
4K Mixed 39.4
130% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 572
DQ Write 460
DQ Mixed 528
392% 520 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 17,320 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 116%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,689

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 Comments

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Excellent

16 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

13 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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