Average Bench: 212% (78th of 1058)

Based on 164,727 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 112.1% 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 783MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 879MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 112%. 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 602MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 665MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 164,727 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,090 Read 1,721 2,079
820 Write 1,447 1,746
474 Mixed 665 837
284 SusWrite 602 844
247% 1,109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.9 4K Read 44.4 53.8
56.3 4K Write 136 206
37.8 4K Mixed 56.5 68.4
212% 79.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
601 DQ Read 1,010 1219
255 DQ Write 879 1,428
293 DQ Mixed 783 1,017
631% 891 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
222GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1662 913 570 574 576 574 MB/s
Read 2,008
Write 1,768
Mixed 718
SusWrite 811
295% 1,327 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 204
4K Mixed 69.7
266% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,070
DQ Write 1,331
DQ Mixed 1,058
837% 1,153 MB/s
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1619 905 602 604 604 607 MB/s
Read 1,986
Write 1,682
Mixed 940
SusWrite 823
303% 1,358 MB/s
4K Read 56.5
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 62.2
253% 94.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,094
DQ Write 1,453
DQ Mixed 946
806% 1,164 MB/s
247GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1390 1118 583 582 583 583 MB/s
Read 2,061
Write 1,457
Mixed 762
SusWrite 806
282% 1,272 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 67.8
243% 91.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,210
DQ Write 1,124
DQ Mixed 838
719% 1,057 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 885 1354 586 584 584 575 MB/s
Read 1,541
Write 1,603
Mixed 648
SusWrite 761
255% 1,139 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 64.6
238% 89.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,156
DQ Write 1,214
DQ Mixed 850
731% 1,073 MB/s
271GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 545 618 614 618 617 618 MB/s
Read 1,777
Write 1,665
Mixed 591
SusWrite 605
258% 1,160 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 63.3
227% 85.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,117
DQ Write 1,074
DQ Mixed 828
695% 1006 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1514 705 635 637 634 634 MB/s
Read 1,627
Write 1,467
Mixed 587
SusWrite 793
249% 1,119 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 63.6
218% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 930
DQ Write 965
DQ Mixed 684
587% 859 MB/s
259GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 543 490 484 503 528 563 MB/s
Read 577
Write 496
Mixed 414
SusWrite 518
113% 501 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 40.3
148% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 776
DQ Write 640
DQ Mixed 854
600% 757 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 16,616 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 125%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $330

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,673

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 Comments

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Excellent

4 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

4 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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