Average Bench: 271% (46th of 1072)

Based on 3,492 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 170.5% 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 850MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,103MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 192%. 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 125MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 888MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,492 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,156 Read 1,980 2,551
468 Write 1,411 1,944
521 Mixed 888 1,169
341 SusWrite 1,333 1,941
313% 1,403 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31 4K Read 50.7 54.5
46.1 4K Write 125 194
36.2 4K Mixed 62.5 80.2
223% 79.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
486 DQ Read 1,103 1,792
117 DQ Write 763 1,316
203 DQ Mixed 850 1,273
657% 905 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
668GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2372 1371 1390 1405 1415 1403 MB/s
Read 3,960
Write 5,294
Mixed 4,510
SusWrite 1,559
864% 3,831 MB/s
4K Read 201
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 189
639% 188 MB/s
DQ Read 1,314
DQ Write 962
DQ Mixed 1,142
853% 1,140 MB/s
660GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1832 1817 1768 1716 1733 1734 MB/s
Read 2,246
Write 1,826
Mixed 1,014
SusWrite 1,767
383% 1,713 MB/s
4K Read 57.5
4K Write 217
4K Mixed 85.2
311% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1818
DQ Write 1,314
DQ Mixed 1,288
1,038% 1,473 MB/s
660GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1789 1801 1746 1684 1699 1705 MB/s
Read 2,321
Write 1,799
Mixed 1,219
SusWrite 1,737
396% 1,769 MB/s
4K Read 57.7
4K Write 207
4K Mixed 83.6
304% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,826
DQ Write 1,309
DQ Mixed 1,319
1,053% 1,485 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1103 1691 1822 1838 1760 1744 MB/s
Read 2,071
Write 1,870
Mixed 910
SusWrite 1,660
365% 1,628 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 60.7
199% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,033
DQ Write 726
DQ Mixed 900
666% 886 MB/s
968GB free
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1337 1186 1182 1165 1192 1201 MB/s
Read 2,020
Write 1,150
Mixed 796
SusWrite 1,211
288% 1,294 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 50.2
4K Mixed 53.7
165% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,507
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 261
331% 633 MB/s
289GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 436 436 435 434 700 MB/s
Read 1,740
Write 354
Mixed 620
SusWrite 481
174% 799 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 55.9
4K Mixed 38.4
130% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 434
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 383
284% 379 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 1,057 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $321

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,729

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