Average Bench: 246% (37th of 1011)

Based on 22,050 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 145.7% 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 893MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 953MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 124%. 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 755MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 42.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,050 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,153 Read 1,762 2,118
972 Write 1,560 1,815
571 Mixed 755 957
466 SusWrite 1,029 1,353
285% 1,277 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.5 4K Read 42.5 52.5
72.4 4K Write 138 190
43.6 4K Mixed 60.4 72.3
215% 80.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
402 DQ Read 1,130 1,555
321 DQ Write 953 1,394
277 DQ Mixed 893 1,193
710% 992 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
512GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1394 1243 1238 1242 1241 1242 MB/s
Read 1,968
Write 1,808
Mixed 777
SusWrite 1,267
325% 1,455 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 71.5
254% 99.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,618
DQ Write 1,420
DQ Mixed 1,091
935% 1,376 MB/s
725GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1385 1240 1234 1239 1241 1221 MB/s
Read 1,987
Write 1,672
Mixed 728
SusWrite 1,260
315% 1,412 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 72.3
256% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1486
DQ Write 1,070
DQ Mixed 995
820% 1,183 MB/s
512GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1290 1032 1241 1242 1244 1232 MB/s
Read 1,936
Write 1,805
Mixed 912
SusWrite 1,213
328% 1,467 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 67.9
239% 94 MB/s
DQ Read 1,542
DQ Write 1435
DQ Mixed 1,195
977% 1,391 MB/s
731GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 501 510 495 485 486 475 MB/s
Read 595
Write 367
Mixed 462
SusWrite 492
107% 479 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 41.2
139% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 748
DQ Write 484
DQ Mixed 594
449% 609 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 27,980 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $267

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,920

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