Average Bench: 211% (63rd of 1026)

Based on 15 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 960 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 PRO 512GB averaged 111.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 960 PRO 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 438MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,866MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 PRO 512GB is 78.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 960 PRO 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 461MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 45.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,282 Read 1,866 2,388
998 Write 1,344 1,510
450 Mixed 973 1,789
384 SusWrite 461 480
258% 1,161 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.7 4K Read 44.1 56.9
45.8 4K Write 115 154
28.6 4K Mixed 45.8 56.9
186% 68.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
48.7 DQ Read 711 1,138
96.9 DQ Write 574 1,076
22.9 DQ Mixed 438 769
383% 574 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
206GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1226 353 311 311 310 311 MB/s
Read 2012
Write 1,464
Mixed 639
SusWrite 470
253% 1,146 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 54.2
217% 78.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,017
DQ Write 919
DQ Mixed 668
583% 868 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 984 589 312 312 311 311 MB/s
Read 1,810
Write 1,502
Mixed 693
SusWrite 470
248% 1,119 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 47
212% 82.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,064
DQ Write 985
DQ Mixed 769
647% 939 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1354 306 306 305 304 304 MB/s
Read 2,050
Write 1,499
Mixed 718
SusWrite 480
263% 1,187 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 54.3
203% 70.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,138
DQ Write 490
DQ Mixed 579
491% 736 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1236 382 312 312 312 312 MB/s
Read 1,858
Write 1,358
Mixed 621
SusWrite 478
239% 1,079 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 48.9
199% 78.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,053
DQ Write 938
DQ Mixed 666
590% 886 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1230 348 308 308 310 310 MB/s
Read 2,095
Write 1,476
Mixed 609
SusWrite 469
257% 1,162 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 49.6
187% 70.8 MB/s
DQ Read 815
DQ Write 751
DQ Mixed 684
540% 750 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1181 412 303 304 304 305 MB/s
Read 1,873
Write 1,194
Mixed 535
SusWrite 468
224% 1,017 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 46.8
177% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,016
DQ Write 893
DQ Mixed 717
602% 875 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,454,362 SSDs tested.

Typical 960 PRO 512GB Builds (Compare 36,106 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

System: HP Pavilion Notebook

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