Average Bench: 276% (35th of 1058)

Based on 3,265 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 175.8% 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 891MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,011MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 179%. 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 129MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 892MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,265 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,235 Read 2,011 2,531
564 Write 1,457 1,938
577 Mixed 892 1,133
425 SusWrite 1,384 1,939
321% 1,436 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.2 4K Read 47.6 53.8
58.1 4K Write 129 190
44 4K Mixed 63 78.8
221% 79.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
491 DQ Read 1,096 1,535
160 DQ Write 820 1,297
257 DQ Mixed 891 1,256
684% 936 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2022 2054 2049 2043 2046 2045 MB/s
Read 2,332
Write 1,969
Mixed 1,175
SusWrite 2,043
422% 1,880 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 76.4
264% 97.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,376
DQ Write 1,239
DQ Mixed 1,236
947% 1,284 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1572 1575 1576 1576 1576 1575 MB/s
Read 2,341
Write 1,529
Mixed 980
SusWrite 1,575
358% 1,606 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 78.1
269% 98.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,358
DQ Write 1,226
DQ Mixed 1,216
933% 1,266 MB/s
911GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1504 1525 1528 1529 1528 1522 MB/s
Read 2,223
Write 1,515
Mixed 1,017
SusWrite 1,523
350% 1,569 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 76.4
262% 96.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,150
DQ Write 1,114
DQ Mixed 1,101
835% 1,122 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1478 1952 1881 1796 1798 1797 MB/s
Read 2,210
Write 1,909
Mixed 991
SusWrite 1,784
386% 1,724 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 71.5
241% 85.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,025
DQ Write 651
DQ Mixed 833
622% 836 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 864 1511 1792 1488 1867 1873 MB/s
Read 1643
Write 1,383
Mixed 834
SusWrite 1566
304% 1,357 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 68.1
228% 81.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,171
DQ Write 935
DQ Mixed 1,035
780% 1,047 MB/s
655GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 937 1098 1247 1107 1263 1269 MB/s
Read 1,739
Write 1,010
Mixed 661
SusWrite 1,154
254% 1,141 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 57.3
4K Mixed 41.2
123% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 492
DQ Write 740
DQ Mixed 660
487% 631 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 0 0 0 1460 1448 MB/s
Read 1,895
Write 1,399
Mixed 848
SusWrite 485
256% 1,157 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 57.4
200% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,003
DQ Write 727
DQ Mixed 836
633% 856 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 1,511 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $481

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $3,209

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