Average Bench: 262% (18th of 959)

Based on 1,302 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 162.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 420MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,072MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 157%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 120MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 44.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,302 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,168 Read 2,072 2,690
667 Write 1,579 1,925
653 Mixed 1,331 1,915
474 SusWrite 1,391 1,922
357% 1,593 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 4K Read 44.2 52.3
45 4K Write 120 176
24.6 4K Mixed 54.2 75.2
200% 72.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.8 DQ Read 562 1,357
116 DQ Write 508 1,126
17.7 DQ Mixed 420 1,164
346% 497 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1554 1631 1593 1564 1568 1581 MB/s
Read 2,339
Write 1,655
Mixed 919
SusWrite 1,582
362% 1,624 MB/s
4K Read 55.2
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 69.7
265% 99.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,413
DQ Write 1214
DQ Mixed 1,193
927% 1,273 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1796 1754 1593 1767 1766 1769 MB/s
Read 2394
Write 1,861
Mixed 1,016
SusWrite 1,741
392% 1,753 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 77.6
271% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,041
DQ Write 896
DQ Mixed 950
717% 962 MB/s
555GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1624 1630 1628 1631 1626 1614 MB/s
Read 2,359
Write 1,866
Mixed 1045
SusWrite 1,625
385% 1,724 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 67.4
231% 82.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,245
DQ Write 1,009
DQ Mixed 1,081
822% 1,112 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1851 1771 1724 1741 1697 1689 MB/s
Read 2227
Write 1853
Mixed 1,004
SusWrite 1,745
382% 1,707 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 70.1
240% 87.6 MB/s
DQ Read 964
DQ Write 809
DQ Mixed 890
666% 888 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1423 1597 1560 1528 1492 1499 MB/s
Read 1,924
Write 1,583
Mixed 920
SusWrite 1,517
333% 1,486 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 50.4
170% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 507
DQ Write 1,003
DQ Mixed 55.4
241% 522 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 823 1278 1339 1213 1219 1226 MB/s
Read 1888
Write 1,510
Mixed 918
SusWrite 1,183
307% 1,375 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 51.7
196% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,186
DQ Write 917
DQ Mixed 1,019
771% 1,041 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1021 1057 1081 1098 1100 1097 MB/s
Read 1,480
Write 1,111
Mixed 900
SusWrite 1,076
256% 1,142 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 73
251% 91.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,178
DQ Write 1,040
DQ Mixed 1137
845% 1,118 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1268 1321 1365 1392 1409 1406 MB/s
Read 1818
Write 1,443
Mixed 850
SusWrite 1360
306% 1,368 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 54.5
4K Mixed 39.5
129% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 192
142% 188 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 2,091 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 132%
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Desktop
Desktop 140%
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Workstation
Workstation 143%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $307

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $3,163

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