Average Bench: 247% (30th of 1003)

Based on 18,976 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 147.0% 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 893MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 948MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 121%. 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 754MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 41.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,976 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,091 Read 1,743 2,120
962 Write 1,545 1,813
570 Mixed 754 967
503 SusWrite 1,069 1,360
286% 1,278 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.2 4K Read 41.5 52.2
84.7 4K Write 140 201
43.8 4K Mixed 60.6 73.4
214% 80.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
473 DQ Read 1,116 1,564
318 DQ Write 948 1,402
392 DQ Mixed 893 1,183
707% 986 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
864GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1810 1845 1382 1112 1120 1101 MB/s
Read 2,055
Write 1,769
Mixed 713
SusWrite 1,395
331% 1,483 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 60.2
218% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,271
DQ Write 1,112
DQ Mixed 1,084
842% 1156 MB/s
846GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 947 1348 1544 1119 984 1011 MB/s
Read 1,516
Write 1,502
Mixed 831
SusWrite 1,159
281% 1,252 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 54.9
187% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,093
DQ Write 984
DQ Mixed 1,074
796% 1,050 MB/s
748GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1347 1194 1188 1181 1187 1191 MB/s
Read 1,281
Write 1,285
Mixed 764
SusWrite 1,215
256% 1,136 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 47.3
171% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 962
DQ Write 789
DQ Mixed 863
650% 871 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 796 483 463 452 433 420 MB/s
Read 1,556
Write 1,329
Mixed 651
SusWrite 508
225% 1,011 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 53.2
200% 81.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,353
DQ Write 955
DQ Mixed 960
770% 1,089 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 23,595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 135%
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Workstation
Workstation 120%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 129% - Outstanding Total price: $1,851

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