Average Bench: 242% (53rd of 1057)

Based on 33,375 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 141.6% 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 863MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,142MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 122%. 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 42.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,375 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,057 Read 1,748 2,098
838 Write 1,506 1,811
553 Mixed 755 960
422 SusWrite 1,014 1,369
280% 1,256 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.9 4K Read 42.1 52.1
65.4 4K Write 132 183
41.4 4K Mixed 59.9 71.8
210% 78.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
625 DQ Read 1,142 1,513
138 DQ Write 877 1,304
230 DQ Mixed 863 1,148
686% 961 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
822GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1409 1208 1193 1195 1189 1190 MB/s
Read 1,946
Write 1,808
Mixed 870
SusWrite 1,231
328% 1,464 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 66.8
264% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1550
DQ Write 1,471
DQ Mixed 1,139
957% 1,387 MB/s
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1800 1844 1364 1125 1121 1119 MB/s
Read 2,118
Write 1,750
Mixed 877
SusWrite 1,396
343% 1,535 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 67
248% 97.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,069
DQ Write 931
DQ Mixed 896
700% 966 MB/s
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1053 847 951 933 910 892 MB/s
Read 1,360
Write 1,507
Mixed 820
SusWrite 931
259% 1,155 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 61.3
198% 73.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,347
DQ Write 1,062
DQ Mixed 994
801% 1,134 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1087 507 321 298 296 299 MB/s
Read 1,846
Write 1,592
Mixed 788
SusWrite 468
261% 1,173 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 41.7
176% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1401
DQ Write 566
DQ Mixed 1,010
740% 992 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 693 267 245 237 231 231 MB/s
Read 1,805
Write 757
Mixed 820
SusWrite 318
203% 925 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 53.8
177% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 932
DQ Write 601
DQ Mixed 806
590% 780 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 13,226 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 113%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $334

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $2,248

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