Average Bench: 243% (53rd of 1055)

Based on 28,646 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 142.8% 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 Read Speed 1,136MB/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 763MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 42MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,646 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,006 Read 1,741 2,092
926 Write 1,513 1,811
551 Mixed 763 987
430 SusWrite 1,027 1,378
282% 1,261 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.9 4K Read 42 52.5
64.5 4K Write 133 183
39.9 4K Mixed 60 72.7
211% 78.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
641 DQ Read 1,136 1,522
374 DQ Write 908 1,278
403 DQ Mixed 893 1,140
704% 979 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
927GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1365 1225 1225 1223 1217 1221 MB/s
Read 1,905
Write 1,537
Mixed 942
SusWrite 1246
315% 1,407 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 64.1
230% 85.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,505
DQ Write 1,366
DQ Mixed 1,055
896% 1,309 MB/s
803GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1822 1820 1438 1169 1166 1163 MB/s
Read 1,980
Write 1,802
Mixed 844
SusWrite 1,430
339% 1,514 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 57.6
196% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 988
DQ Write 809
DQ Mixed 878
663% 892 MB/s
776GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1105 1103 1096 1103 1110 1106 MB/s
Read 1,291
Write 1,112
Mixed 713
SusWrite 1,104
237% 1,055 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 54.5
185% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,069
DQ Write 853
DQ Mixed 890
685% 937 MB/s
449GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1112 986 1185 1065 1011 822 MB/s
Read 1,752
Write 1,465
Mixed 847
SusWrite 1,030
284% 1,274 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 34.5
4K Mixed 32.7
122% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 72.2
DQ Mixed 146
126% 194 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 11,516 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 117%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,785

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