Average Bench: 213% (87th of 1071)

Based on 165,668 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 113.4% 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 797MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 923MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 102%. 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 598MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 675MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 165,668 samples)
Min Avg Max
937 Read 1,714 2,086
667 Write 1,445 1,750
518 Mixed 675 853
246 SusWrite 598 832
246% 1,108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.3 4K Read 44.2 53.7
69.3 4K Write 137 191
37.5 4K Mixed 57 68.7
212% 79.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
677 DQ Read 1,034 1,239
263 DQ Write 923 1,374
334 DQ Mixed 797 1,012
647% 918 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
247GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1682 968 590 589 588 586 MB/s
Read 1,970
Write 1,631
Mixed 642
SusWrite 834
282% 1,269 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 59.5
232% 91.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,037
DQ Write 1,374
DQ Mixed 1,036
830% 1,149 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 752 597 606 614 599 460 MB/s
Read 2,040
Write 1,604
Mixed 740
SusWrite 604
277% 1,247 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 60.9
240% 93.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,147
DQ Write 1,059
DQ Mixed 905
733% 1,037 MB/s
317GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 781 581 594 634 633 635 MB/s
Read 1,862
Write 1,731
Mixed 640
SusWrite 643
271% 1,219 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 56.4
193% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 940
DQ Write 685
DQ Mixed 795
599% 807 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 830 647 643 643 584 490 MB/s
Read 1,345
Write 1,104
Mixed 671
SusWrite 640
210% 940 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 53.1
178% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1116
DQ Write 1,311
DQ Mixed 891
761% 1,106 MB/s
304GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 394 371 380 381 382 MB/s
Read 1,873
Write 1,696
Mixed 715
SusWrite 383
259% 1,167 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 55.9
191% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,028
DQ Write 815
DQ Mixed 754
610% 866 MB/s
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1064 1070 579 580 605 609 MB/s
Read 1,434
Write 1,230
Mixed 650
SusWrite 751
227% 1,016 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 46
180% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 779
DQ Write 607
DQ Mixed 661
503% 682 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 6,911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $674

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,664

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 Comments

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Excellent

5 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

5 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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