Average Bench: 273% (43rd of 1071)

Based on 381,216 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB, NVMe Samsung SSD 970

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 172.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,065MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,343MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 141%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 710MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 148MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 381,216 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,384 Read 2,343 2,648
1,147 Write 2,063 2,404
1,015 Mixed 1,489 1,835
433 SusWrite 710 910
369% 1,652 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.2 4K Read 63.3 74
71.9 4K Write 148 232
51.9 4K Mixed 82 107
279% 97.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
683 DQ Read 1,263 1,864
308 DQ Write 959 1,599
392 DQ Mixed 1,065 1,724
809% 1,096 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
249GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 881 576 588 599 589 580 MB/s
Read 2,488
Write 2,216
Mixed 1,657
SusWrite 635
390% 1,749 MB/s
4K Read 60.5
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 87.5
289% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,298
DQ Write 1,103
DQ Mixed 1,192
896% 1,198 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1876 706 616 616 593 611 MB/s
Read 2,288
Write 2,271
Mixed 1,415
SusWrite 836
381% 1,702 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 67
224% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 968
DQ Write 625
DQ Mixed 844
616% 812 MB/s
381,216 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,504,303 SSDs tested.

 Prices

If you buy via one of these links, our site may earn a commission.

EbayUS $5015 mins
AmazonUS $658 mins
Send price feedback
EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,313

Popular 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2023 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

23 months ago.

Full Restart of windows 10 in 20 seconds (w/ I5 8600k). In game to in game in 50 seconds (DOTA). Destroyed my friend's samsung SATA SSD who is maybe starting the game up in 1:20 -1:30.


Excellent

2 years ago.

I love this ssd for its price to performance


Good

2 years ago.

Wht type of ssd ?? Eg type : 2280, 22110


Good

2 years ago.

pc boots up and all startup programs have loaded before my screen comes on. Im on pcie 2.0 and still getting up to 1700/1400 r/wr, 4k and 4k64 are just as good as pcie 3.0 so dont let not having gen 3.0 stop you from trying this, if you can afford it


Excellent

2 years ago.

Seen better. try wd black sn850


Good

3 years ago.

Like it, will compare to the PLUS when I get it


Excellent

4 years ago.

Very fast


Excellent

4 years ago.

Works perfect, got it on a nice discount for less than 150 and can store plenty of games on it


Excellent

4 years ago.

This is fast. Like, really fast. These are some unbelievable speeds... I usually go turn on my computer first, and then turn on my monitor. Without fail, right when the monitor turns on, I am greeted with the windows startup screen. This consistently is able to startup within about 10-20 seconds, without fail. I have basically no issues with it right now.


Good

4 years ago.

Works great in my PC built to serve me in both work and games. Everything on it loads fast.


Your
opinion?
1071 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $315Nvidia RTX 3060 $290Crucial MX500 250GB $30
Intel Core i5-12600K $225Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $300Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $86
Intel Core i5-12400F $150Nvidia RTX 4070-Ti $800Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $67G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $381SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback