Average Bench: 248% (37th of 1011)

Based on 19,373 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 147.7% 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 914MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 998MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 127%. 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 760MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 41.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,373 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,128 Read 1,739 2,103
922 Write 1,536 1,812
554 Mixed 760 948
427 SusWrite 1,033 1,369
283% 1,267 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.8 4K Read 41.9 52.6
78.1 4K Write 142 194
44.4 4K Mixed 61.1 72.5
217% 81.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
486 DQ Read 1,180 1,564
282 DQ Write 998 1,443
296 DQ Mixed 914 1,201
733% 1,031 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
723GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1289 1228 1227 1234 1233 1237 MB/s
Read 1992
Write 1,710
Mixed 829
SusWrite 1,241
322% 1,443 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 66.5
246% 98.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,420
DQ Write 1,018
DQ Mixed 1,087
848% 1,175 MB/s
871GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1141 982 1156 1156 1148 1149 MB/s
Read 1,517
Write 1,445
Mixed 661
SusWrite 1122
266% 1,186 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 217
4K Mixed 71.9
279% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1,517
DQ Write 1385
DQ Mixed 1,213
975% 1,372 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1330 1161 470 396 375 357 MB/s
Read 1,973
Write 1,291
Mixed 871
SusWrite 682
267% 1,204 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 64.7
216% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,646
DQ Write 1,466
DQ Mixed 1,042
922% 1,384 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1356 1206 1170 1145 1142 524 MB/s
Read 1,608
Write 1493
Mixed 684
SusWrite 1,090
273% 1,219 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 62.4
213% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 923
DQ Write 667
DQ Mixed 822
607% 804 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 733 294 280 279 276 274 MB/s
Read 1,816
Write 1,507
Mixed 863
SusWrite 356
252% 1,135 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 62.2
228% 83.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,273
DQ Write 919
DQ Mixed 1,062
803% 1,085 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 26,762 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 - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,785

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