Average Bench: 272% (18th of 980)

Based on 1,453 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 172.2% 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 781MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,998MB/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 Read Speed 44.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 133MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,453 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,113 Read 1,998 2,630
563 Write 1,500 1,945
601 Mixed 969 1,720
474 SusWrite 1,410 1,945
328% 1,469 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.7 4K Read 44.8 54.1
59.6 4K Write 133 197
34.2 4K Mixed 61.7 79.6
217% 79.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
51.1 DQ Read 942 1,621
167 DQ Write 777 1,299
37.7 DQ Mixed 781 1,254
606% 833 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1963 1951 1924 1919 1888 1881 MB/s
Read 2,144
Write 1,928
Mixed 939
SusWrite 1,921
389% 1,733 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 73
260% 97 MB/s
DQ Read 1,034
DQ Write 827
DQ Mixed 919
691% 927 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1756 1725 1734 1719 1692 1765 MB/s
Read 2,076
Write 1,567
Mixed 942
SusWrite 1,732
353% 1,579 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 68
234% 84.5 MB/s
DQ Read 807
DQ Write 698
DQ Mixed 740
558% 748 MB/s
951GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1555 1574 1482 1497 1511 1489 MB/s
Read 2,515
Write 1,505
Mixed 981
SusWrite 1518
362% 1,630 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 60.5
238% 90.8 MB/s
DQ Read 848
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 406
339% 507 MB/s
821GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1851 1818 1671 1387 1357 1333 MB/s
Read 1,902
Write 1,755
Mixed 902
SusWrite 1,569
344% 1,532 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 58.7
198% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 993
DQ Write 888
DQ Mixed 921
696% 934 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 991 1449 1522 1416 1236 1209 MB/s
Read 1,904
Write 1159
Mixed 812
SusWrite 1,304
288% 1,295 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 46.6
176% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 990
DQ Write 783
DQ Mixed 899
669% 891 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1186 1176 1176 1178 1177 1177 MB/s
Read 1,836
Write 1,476
Mixed 846
SusWrite 1,178
298% 1,334 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 51.9
200% 78.4 MB/s
DQ Read 929
DQ Write 791
DQ Mixed 850
640% 857 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1238 1318 1301 1306 1317 1312 MB/s
Read 1,451
Write 1,313
Mixed 829
SusWrite 1,299
275% 1,223 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 43.8
4K Mixed 33
106% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 319
233% 306 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 236 221 205 199 194 MB/s
Read 2,163
Write 359
Mixed 500
SusWrite 220
175% 811 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 48.4
188% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 534
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 226
195% 300 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 2,565 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 132%
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Desktop
Desktop 142%
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Workstation
Workstation 144%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $366

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 129% - Outstanding Total price: $3,267

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