Average Bench: 240% (54th of 1058)

Based on 36,594 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 139.9% 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 847MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,114MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 127%. 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 762MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 42.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,144 Read 1,749 2,099
934 Write 1,488 1,810
579 Mixed 762 982
403 SusWrite 1,009 1,370
280% 1,252 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.2 4K Read 42.9 53.4
60 4K Write 131 187
41.4 4K Mixed 59.4 71.4
211% 77.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
592 DQ Read 1,114 1,497
131 DQ Write 841 1,303
240 DQ Mixed 847 1,120
669% 934 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
216GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1518 1184 1183 1180 1188 1188 MB/s
Read 2,013
Write 1,810
Mixed 952
SusWrite 1,240
336% 1,504 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 197
4K Mixed 77.8
274% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,550
DQ Write 1166
DQ Mixed 1,152
917% 1,289 MB/s
645GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1341 1131 1138 1136 1137 1127 MB/s
Read 1,920
Write 1,676
Mixed 787
SusWrite 1,168
310% 1,388 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 58.4
201% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,435
DQ Write 1,249
DQ Mixed 1,024
855% 1,236 MB/s
743GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1677 1811 1462 1126 1123 1104 MB/s
Read 1,946
Write 1,778
Mixed 850
SusWrite 1,384
333% 1,489 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 63
234% 85.6 MB/s
DQ Read 834
DQ Write 687
DQ Mixed 722
551% 747 MB/s
527GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1392 1223 1216 1207 1210 1184 MB/s
Read 1,927
Write 1,747
Mixed 788
SusWrite 1,239
319% 1,425 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 61.6
218% 81.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,279
DQ Write 777
DQ Mixed 952
730% 1,003 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 715 266 252 248 234 156 MB/s
Read 1,709
Write 1,156
Mixed 636
SusWrite 312
210% 953 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 73.7
4K Mixed 48.3
159% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 357
262% 345 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 14,800 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 115%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $334

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $2,081

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