Average Bench: 241% (57th of 1058)

Based on 40,550 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 141.4% 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 856MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,148MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 126%. 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 749MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 44.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,550 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,100 Read 1,739 2,067
898 Write 1,490 1,802
544 Mixed 749 973
397 SusWrite 1,008 1,350
278% 1,247 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.4 4K Read 44.5 51.6
55 4K Write 133 198
40.4 4K Mixed 58.8 72.1
213% 78.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
428 DQ Read 1,148 1,553
156 DQ Write 875 1,424
234 DQ Mixed 856 1,197
682% 959 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
847GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1464 1216 1223 1183 1167 1166 MB/s
Read 1,848
Write 1,783
Mixed 946
SusWrite 1,236
326% 1,453 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 76.5
259% 98.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,355
DQ Write 1,089
DQ Mixed 1034
825% 1,159 MB/s
336GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 702 808 819 787 758 756 MB/s
Read 1,864
Write 1,594
Mixed 766
SusWrite 772
278% 1,249 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 62.9
224% 84.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,364
DQ Write 1,070
DQ Mixed 973
794% 1,136 MB/s
686GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1348 1359 1365 1372 1097 1081 MB/s
Read 1,907
Write 1,455
Mixed 690
SusWrite 1,270
297% 1,331 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 45.1
149% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 441
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 430
290% 357 MB/s
462GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1092 917 1124 1101 1078 1049 MB/s
Read 1,725
Write 1,753
Mixed 646
SusWrite 1,060
290% 1296 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 48.1
182% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 789
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 382
322% 483 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,019,615 SSDs tested.

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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 18,289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 124%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 113%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $206

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,607

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