Average Bench: 247% (39th of 1011)

Based on 16,334 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 146.9% 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 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 875MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 945MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 139%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 759MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 41.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,334 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,092 Read 1,778 2,168
854 Write 1,544 1,814
510 Mixed 759 983
429 SusWrite 1,063 1,384
287% 1,286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.5 4K Read 41.2 53.5
73.8 4K Write 139 196
39 4K Mixed 59.8 73.5
213% 80.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
261 DQ Read 1,097 1,542
326 DQ Write 945 1,404
220 DQ Mixed 875 1,190
696% 972 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
760GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1367 1231 1243 1241 1245 1248 MB/s
Read 1,991
Write 1,700
Mixed 864
SusWrite 1,262
325% 1,454 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 67.7
234% 84.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,269
DQ Write 1,043
DQ Mixed 1,023
802% 1,112 MB/s
494GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1150 1203 1179 1170 1157 1156 MB/s
Read 1,924
Write 1743
Mixed 753
SusWrite 1,169
312% 1,397 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 56.6
216% 80.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,489
DQ Write 1,254
DQ Mixed 1,088
892% 1,277 MB/s
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1040 714 692 667 644 633 MB/s
Read 2,062
Write 1,668
Mixed 726
SusWrite 732
288% 1,297 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 198
4K Mixed 71.1
264% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1520
DQ Write 1239
DQ Mixed 1,240
966% 1,333 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 915 405 380 374 370 366 MB/s
Read 2,058
Write 1,686
Mixed 699
SusWrite 468
272% 1,228 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 69
233% 88.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,504
DQ Write 1,289
DQ Mixed 1,182
944% 1,325 MB/s
751GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1318 1178 1169 1158 1149 1145 MB/s
Read 1,682
Write 1,270
Mixed 782
SusWrite 1,186
275% 1,230 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 57.4
184% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 668
DQ Write 404
DQ Mixed 559
410% 543 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 25,269 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 124%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,924

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