Average Bench: 249% (26th of 996)

Based on 17,675 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 149.2% 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 905MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 979MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 130%. 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 44MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,675 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,086 Read 1,756 2,127
913 Write 1,544 1,814
519 Mixed 760 974
494 SusWrite 1,056 1,372
286% 1,279 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.8 4K Read 44 54
84.4 4K Write 143 202
43 4K Mixed 60.4 73.7
220% 82.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
477 DQ Read 1,148 1,553
378 DQ Write 979 1,390
389 DQ Mixed 905 1,220
722% 1,011 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
324GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1384 1212 1206 1199 1192 1180 MB/s
Read 1,788
Write 1,630
Mixed 815
SusWrite 1229
306% 1,366 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 64.3
235% 93.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,516
DQ Write 1,381
DQ Mixed 1,200
968% 1,366 MB/s
796GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1512 1725 1531 1039 1025 1036 MB/s
Read 1,969
Write 1,757
Mixed 900
SusWrite 1,311
332% 1,484 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 65
224% 83.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,210
DQ Write 1,059
DQ Mixed 1035
803% 1,101 MB/s
712GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1277 1128 1144 1135 1137 1129 MB/s
Read 2,008
Write 1804
Mixed 788
SusWrite 1158
322% 1,439 MB/s
4K Read 53.9
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 63.1
239% 87.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1149
DQ Write 890
DQ Mixed 891
701% 976 MB/s
692GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1416 1231 1233 1182 1149 1158 MB/s
Read 1,414
Write 1,357
Mixed 741
SusWrite 1,228
266% 1,185 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 55
209% 81.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,445
DQ Write 1,069
DQ Mixed 994
814% 1,169 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 21,944 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 135%
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Workstation
Workstation 120%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $171

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 130% - Outstanding Total price: $1,824

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