Average Bench: 250% (27th of 991)

Based on 15,672 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 150.1% 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 894MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 959MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 110%. 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 758MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 42MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,672 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,140 Read 1,756 2,114
888 Write 1,553 1,811
567 Mixed 758 940
470 SusWrite 1,099 1,366
289% 1,292 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.1 4K Read 42 53
94 4K Write 142 199
45.7 4K Mixed 60.7 72.4
216% 81.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
424 DQ Read 1,116 1,548
377 DQ Write 959 1391
393 DQ Mixed 894 1,205
709% 989 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
598GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1368 1215 1219 1225 1214 1213 MB/s
Read 1,869
Write 1,769
Mixed 786
SusWrite 1,242
317% 1,416 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 65.4
236% 90 MB/s
DQ Read 1541
DQ Write 1339
DQ Mixed 1203
966% 1361 MB/s
558GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1603 1603 1570 1143 1145 1144 MB/s
Read 1,667
Write 1,535
Mixed 969
SusWrite 1,368
311% 1,385 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 67.8
275% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,228
DQ Write 1,031
DQ Mixed 954
763% 1,071 MB/s
896GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1416 1232 1237 1188 1167 1174 MB/s
Read 2,042
Write 1,800
Mixed 1,056
SusWrite 1,235
343% 1,533 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 66
226% 80.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,112
DQ Write 966
DQ Mixed 910
717% 996 MB/s
373GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1164 918 907 890 879 868 MB/s
Read 2,075
Write 1,776
Mixed 893
SusWrite 938
317% 1,420 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 69.9
240% 87.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,170
DQ Write 1,022
DQ Mixed 1,001
776% 1,064 MB/s
250GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1407 1182 1161 1151 1132 1106 MB/s
Read 1,994
Write 1,802
Mixed 812
SusWrite 1,190
324% 1,449 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 57.8
192% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,012
DQ Write 903
DQ Mixed 916
698% 944 MB/s
246GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1013 1057 1082 836 763 687 MB/s
Read 1431
Write 1,237
Mixed 564
SusWrite 906
231% 1,035 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 64.4
245% 90.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,503
DQ Write 1,313
DQ Mixed 1046
883% 1,287 MB/s
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1087 1163 1160 1150 1148 1147 MB/s
Read 2,019
Write 1,781
Mixed 697
SusWrite 1,142
314% 1,410 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 59.3
192% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 598
DQ Mixed 500
349% 421 MB/s
280GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 884 857 824 853 967 989 MB/s
Read 1,360
Write 1,115
Mixed 786
SusWrite 896
233% 1,039 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 49.9
181% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 832
DQ Write 672
DQ Mixed 708
542% 737 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 19,877 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 136%
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Workstation
Workstation 122%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 131% - Outstanding Total price: $1,787

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