Average Bench: 253% (39th of 1016)

Based on 21,898 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 153.2% 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 915MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 974MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 120%. 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 777MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 42.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,898 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,226 Read 1,815 2,172
928 Write 1,583 1,813
595 Mixed 777 986
482 SusWrite 1,078 1,385
293% 1,313 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.2 4K Read 42.5 52.6
69.2 4K Write 142 192
42.1 4K Mixed 61.1 74.5
218% 81.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
608 DQ Read 1,177 1,541
272 DQ Write 974 1398
363 DQ Mixed 915 1,187
729% 1,022 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1454 1226 1229 1220 1210 1205 MB/s
Read 2,158
Write 1,818
Mixed 831
SusWrite 1,257
338% 1,516 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 196
4K Mixed 73.3
267% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,338
DQ Write 1,272
DQ Mixed 1,038
853% 1,216 MB/s
813GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1261 1245 1246 1250 1246 1241 MB/s
Read 1,836
Write 1,773
Mixed 705
SusWrite 1,248
311% 1,391 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 60.8
206% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,583
DQ Write 1,445
DQ Mixed 1,092
935% 1,373 MB/s
287GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1898 1880 1263 1070 1073 1074 MB/s
Read 2,105
Write 1,813
Mixed 1,040
SusWrite 1,376
354% 1,584 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 65.1
222% 82.5 MB/s
DQ Read 980
DQ Write 902
DQ Mixed 921
696% 934 MB/s
154GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1036 1029 1050 1030 1018 999 MB/s
Read 1192
Write 1,035
Mixed 690
SusWrite 1,027
221% 986 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 62.8
220% 83.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,520
DQ Write 1,316
DQ Mixed 1211
964% 1,349 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1250 989 964 960 944 930 MB/s
Read 1,933
Write 1,779
Mixed 812
SusWrite 1,006
309% 1,383 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 57.4
197% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 926
DQ Write 749
DQ Mixed 814
616% 829 MB/s
632GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1068 1094 1078 1079 1073 1066 MB/s
Read 1,271
Write 1,126
Mixed 604
SusWrite 1,076
229% 1,019 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 52.2
171% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 870
DQ Write 620
DQ Mixed 657
515% 716 MB/s
745GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 513 510 504 514 516 513 MB/s
Read 694
Write 552
Mixed 518
SusWrite 512
128% 569 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 50.8
173% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 520
DQ Mixed 626
419% 495 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 29,271 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
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Desktop
Desktop 125%
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Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $232

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,890

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