Average Bench: 282% (26th of 1026)

Based on 2,295 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 182.2% 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 912MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,122MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 207%. 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 908MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 46.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,295 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,152 Read 2,016 2,660
586 Write 1,512 1,958
573 Mixed 908 1,142
491 SusWrite 1,427 2,036
328% 1,466 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.6 4K Read 46.9 55.8
63.4 4K Write 138 201
42.5 4K Mixed 65.1 82.6
228% 83.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
441 DQ Read 1,122 1,639
155 DQ Write 868 1,321
236 DQ Mixed 912 1,276
705% 968 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1586 1576 1578 1587 1584 1559 MB/s
Read 2,172
Write 1,552
Mixed 1,077
SusWrite 1,578
356% 1,595 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 76.5
277% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1409
DQ Write 1,322
DQ Mixed 1,290
989% 1,340 MB/s
844GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1390 1762 1797 1821 1808 1843 MB/s
Read 1,974
Write 1,347
Mixed 853
SusWrite 1737
330% 1,478 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 64.3
216% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,322
DQ Write 732
DQ Mixed 940
723% 998 MB/s
844GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1363 1420 1385 1385 1366 1372 MB/s
Read 1,964
Write 1,424
Mixed 898
SusWrite 1,382
316% 1417 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 63.5
214% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1322
DQ Write 734
DQ Mixed 940
723% 999 MB/s
602GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1669 1548 1375 1329 1292 1257 MB/s
Read 2,091
Write 1,612
Mixed 1,014
SusWrite 1,412
342% 1,532 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 64.1
217% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 811
DQ Write 728
DQ Mixed 759
572% 766 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1726 1615 1612 1464 1467 1469 MB/s
Read 1,921
Write 1,531
Mixed 989
SusWrite 1,559
336% 1500 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 54.4
193% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,199
DQ Write 391
DQ Mixed 626
506% 739 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1110 1114 1132 1124 1130 1141 MB/s
Read 1,425
Write 1,169
Mixed 863
SusWrite 1125
257% 1,146 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 50.8
166% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 495
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 569
359% 413 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 4,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
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Desktop
Desktop 120%
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Workstation
Workstation 120%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $411

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $3,486

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