Average Bench: 278% (18th of 992)

Based on 1,567 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 178.4% 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 882MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,008MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 186%. 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 Read Speed 45.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 893MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,567 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,169 Read 2,008 2,635
613 Write 1,502 1,947
586 Mixed 893 1,124
490 SusWrite 1,421 1,964
325% 1,456 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 4K Read 45.5 54.5
73.3 4K Write 138 201
44.6 4K Mixed 64 80.8
224% 82.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
383 DQ Read 1,044 1,631
260 DQ Write 852 1,305
229 DQ Mixed 882 1,259
678% 926 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
521GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1955 1964 1968 1997 1995 1982 MB/s
Read 2,538
Write 1,911
Mixed 1,103
SusWrite 1,977
421% 1,882 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 78.3
280% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,313
DQ Write 1,172
DQ Mixed 1,190
907% 1,225 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1745 1779 1750 1644 1650 1650 MB/s
Read 2,345
Write 1,776
Mixed 923
SusWrite 1,703
377% 1,687 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 64.5
220% 79 MB/s
DQ Read 1,109
DQ Write 887
DQ Mixed 962
730% 986 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1823 1827 1826 1829 1776 1695 MB/s
Read 2,116
Write 1,792
Mixed 1,132
SusWrite 1,796
383% 1,709 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 55.2
210% 81.2 MB/s
DQ Read 880
DQ Write 838
DQ Mixed 843
637% 854 MB/s
599GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1189 1094 957 1149 987 1264 MB/s
Read 2,075
Write 902
Mixed 810
SusWrite 1,107
271% 1,223 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 65
228% 84 MB/s
DQ Read 1,158
DQ Write 802
DQ Mixed 1024
752% 994 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 938 883 873 847 850 853 MB/s
Read 1,958
Write 1,062
Mixed 768
SusWrite 874
258% 1,165 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 57.3
222% 87.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,112
DQ Write 990
DQ Mixed 939
735% 1,014 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1206 1088 1088 1170 1166 1163 MB/s
Read 2,105
Write 1,220
Mixed 896
SusWrite 1,147
298% 1,342 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 52
175% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 579
DQ Write 561
DQ Mixed 560
424% 567 MB/s
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BHPhotoUS $1,2397 months
NeweggUS $1,2597 months
AmazonUS $1,49912 days
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 2,733 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 131%
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Desktop
Desktop 143%
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Workstation
Workstation 144%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $449

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 129% - Outstanding Total price: $3,400

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