Average Bench: 230% (28th of 959)

Based on 13 user benchmarks.  Model: AMD-RAID Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Amd-raid Samsung SSD 960 512GB averaged 129.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Amd-raid Samsung SSD 960 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,730MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,675MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Amd-raid Samsung SSD 960 512GB is 97.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Amd-raid Samsung SSD 960 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 203MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 89.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13 samples)
Min Avg Max
430 Read 1,643 2,851
835 Write 1,730 1,983
623 Mixed 1,354 1,900
1,331 SusWrite 1,675 1,920
361% 1,600 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.7 4K Read 39.3 45.3
48.5 4K Write 89.4 119
26.1 4K Mixed 37.7 49.9
155% 55.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.1 DQ Read 203 364
84.6 DQ Write 350 859
23 DQ Mixed 192 523
170% 248 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1947 1952 1939 1901 1892 1886 MB/s
Read 1,209
Write 1,839
Mixed 890
SusWrite 1,920
332% 1,465 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 49.9
192% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 859
DQ Mixed 522
423% 582 MB/s
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1795 1748 1755 1698 1688 1688 MB/s
Read 1,142
Write 1666
Mixed 852
SusWrite 1,729
305% 1,347 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 44.9
165% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 708
DQ Mixed 500
390% 523 MB/s
335GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1730 1637 1708 1746 1760 1750 MB/s
Read 1077
Write 1,724
Mixed 834
SusWrite 1,722
304% 1,339 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 45.6
173% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 706
DQ Mixed 515
397% 528 MB/s
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
Read 1,635
Write 1,805
Mixed 1,490
368% 1,643 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 76.5
4K Mixed 26.7
132% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 23
56% 115 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
Read 1,586
Write 1,699
Mixed 1,506
357% 1,597 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 40.9
158% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 35.1
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 78.1
68% 96.1 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 918 1365 1151 1512 1475 1567 MB/s
Read 430
Write 1,706
Mixed 623
SusWrite 1,331
235% 1,023 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 45.7
177% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 778
DQ Mixed 523
411% 554 MB/s
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Typical Samsung SSD 960 512GB Builds (Compare 1,939 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME - $473

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,779

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