Average Bench: 248% (43rd of 1034)

Based on 25,987 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 148.4% 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 937MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,195MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 104%. 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 761MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 42.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,987 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,173 Read 1,775 2,111
978 Write 1,545 1,807
609 Mixed 761 955
462 SusWrite 1,013 1,331
284% 1,274 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.8 4K Read 42.7 52.5
83.7 4K Write 141 189
43 4K Mixed 61.3 72.5
218% 81.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
740 DQ Read 1,195 1,516
413 DQ Write 983 1,326
476 DQ Mixed 937 1,196
743% 1,038 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1632 1643 1540 1113 1109 1106 MB/s
Read 1,903
Write 1,746
Mixed 968
SusWrite 1,357
335% 1,494 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 62.2
226% 81.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,340
DQ Write 1,158
DQ Mixed 1,087
859% 1,195 MB/s
555GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1837 1807 1316 1083 1081 1094 MB/s
Read 1755
Write 1,690
Mixed 690
SusWrite 1,370
308% 1,376 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 62.2
226% 87.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,350
DQ Write 1,083
DQ Mixed 1,022
818% 1,152 MB/s
580GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1215 1185 1168 1127 1129 1129 MB/s
Read 1,397
Write 1,135
Mixed 737
SusWrite 1,159
248% 1,107 MB/s
4K Read 50.5
4K Write 198
4K Mixed 65.3
265% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,418
DQ Write 1,274
DQ Mixed 1,037
862% 1,243 MB/s
215GB free
Firmware: 1B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1174 1162 1152 1165 1156 1129 MB/s
Read 1,390
Write 1,170
Mixed 878
SusWrite 1,156
258% 1,149 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 72.3
252% 94.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,323
DQ Write 1,234
DQ Mixed 1,098
874% 1,219 MB/s
349GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1251 1133 1143 1133 1129 1116 MB/s
Read 1789
Write 1,698
Mixed 921
SusWrite 1,151
311% 1,390 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 62.1
207% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 1,184
DQ Write 922
DQ Mixed 1,022
773% 1,042 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1117 666 587 553 536 513 MB/s
Read 1,974
Write 1,772
Mixed 823
SusWrite 662
291% 1,308 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 59.5
206% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,251
DQ Write 1,032
DQ Mixed 1,024
799% 1,102 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 6,752 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 122%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 111%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $1,802

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