Average Bench: 246% (22nd of 959)

Based on 12,069 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 145.6% 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 868MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 921MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 109%. 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 748MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 41.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,069 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,103 Read 1,740 2,117
918 Write 1,536 1,815
553 Mixed 748 968
524 SusWrite 1,078 1,395
285% 1,276 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.8 4K Read 41.5 50.8
93 4K Write 140 190
45.9 4K Mixed 60.1 71.9
214% 80.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
487 DQ Read 1,076 1,547
338 DQ Write 921 1,370
389 DQ Mixed 868 1,143
686% 955 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1361 1178 1167 1159 1130 1140 MB/s
Read 2,147
Write 1,807
Mixed 894
SusWrite 1189
337% 1,509 MB/s
4K Read 55.8
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 78.2
278% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,173
DQ Write 1,080
DQ Mixed 953
763% 1,069 MB/s
445GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1600 1609 1612 1231 1139 1133 MB/s
Read 1,798
Write 1,610
Mixed 976
SusWrite 1,387
324% 1,443 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 56
205% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,112
DQ Write 973
DQ Mixed 923
724% 1,002 MB/s
488GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1417 1216 1214 1159 1140 1144 MB/s
Read 1,891
Write 1,758
Mixed 744
SusWrite 1215
314% 1,402 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 61
211% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,271
DQ Write 972
DQ Mixed 954
759% 1,066 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,117,614 SSDs tested.

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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 14,510 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
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Desktop
Desktop 134%
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Workstation
Workstation 120%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 134% - Outstanding Total price: $1,731

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