Average Bench: 243% (49th of 1040)

Based on 30,990 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 142.7% 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 894MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,181MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 128%. 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 748MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 43.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,990 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,083 Read 1,733 2,109
805 Write 1,476 1,800
539 Mixed 748 976
377 SusWrite 1,001 1,361
277% 1,239 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.2 4K Read 43.3 54.1
59.9 4K Write 135 190
40.8 4K Mixed 60.1 73
214% 79.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
638 DQ Read 1,181 1,525
140 DQ Write 925 1,362
265 DQ Mixed 894 1,161
712% 1,000 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
748GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1832 1864 1294 1117 1098 982 MB/s
Read 2,026
Write 1,730
Mixed 782
SusWrite 1,364
330% 1,476 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 70.5
245% 88.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,087
DQ Write 841
DQ Mixed 888
685% 938 MB/s
782GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1426 1412 1416 1462 1214 1159 MB/s
Read 1,843
Write 1,588
Mixed 709
SusWrite 1,348
307% 1,372 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 199
4K Mixed 52.5
227% 95.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,141
DQ Write 1,021
DQ Mixed 937
742% 1,033 MB/s
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1147 1099 1086 1011 871 742 MB/s
Read 1,270
Write 1,001
Mixed 689
SusWrite 993
221% 988 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 65.4
242% 90.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1514
DQ Write 1,325
DQ Mixed 1,153
937% 1,331 MB/s
788GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1384 1520 1507 1254 1144 1139 MB/s
Read 1571
Write 1,520
Mixed 881
SusWrite 1,324
297% 1,324 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 64.1
203% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 863
DQ Write 671
DQ Mixed 775
578% 770 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 10,703 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 118%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,892

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