Average Bench: 244% (42nd of 1021)

Based on 26,241 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 144.0% 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 886MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,174MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 135%. 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 41.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,241 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,055 Read 1,735 2,103
888 Write 1,523 1,810
555 Mixed 755 971
437 SusWrite 1,040 1,385
282% 1,263 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.3 4K Read 41.8 51.7
54.6 4K Write 133 186
41.3 4K Mixed 59.5 71.3
210% 78 MB/s
Min Avg Max
550 DQ Read 1,174 1,548
124 DQ Write 927 1,388
226 DQ Mixed 886 1,204
708% 996 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
859GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1410 1205 1200 1197 1193 1192 MB/s
Read 1,988
Write 1,784
Mixed 778
SusWrite 1,233
323% 1,446 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 64
222% 82.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,325
DQ Write 1,171
DQ Mixed 1006
820% 1,167 MB/s
884GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1397 1396 1379 1377 1228 1144 MB/s
Read 1,469
Write 1,372
Mixed 869
SusWrite 1,320
282% 1,257 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 62.2
4K Mixed 33.9
114% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,103
DQ Write 950
DQ Mixed 913
715% 989 MB/s
623GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1230 1160 1129 1065 1103 1098 MB/s
Read 1,208
Write 1238
Mixed 766
SusWrite 1,131
244% 1,086 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 52.4
176% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 938
DQ Write 871
DQ Mixed 910
682% 906 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 712 298 291 290 287 284 MB/s
Read 1,798
Write 1,278
Mixed 771
SusWrite 360
233% 1,052 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 59.3
205% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 991
DQ Write 721
DQ Mixed 830
628% 848 MB/s
248GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 771 496 495 487 481 467 MB/s
Read 1,172
Write 888
Mixed 618
SusWrite 533
179% 803 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 65.4
222% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,110
DQ Write 943
DQ Mixed 993
753% 1,016 MB/s
596GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 502 574 565 566 566 MB/s
Read 676
Write 547
Mixed 464
SusWrite 514
123% 550 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 60.4
203% 74 MB/s
DQ Read 778
DQ Write 606
DQ Mixed 830
583% 738 MB/s
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 909 885 949 962 982 916 MB/s
Read 915
Write 840
Mixed 576
SusWrite 934
184% 816 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 50.1
4K Mixed 18.8
88% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 456
286% 323 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 32,713 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
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Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,850

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