Average Bench: 270% (39th of 1058)

Based on 386,862 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 170.3% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,038MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,300MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 159%. 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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 720MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 149MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 386,862 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,203 Read 2,300 2,675
975 Write 2,046 2,423
820 Mixed 1,473 1,851
462 SusWrite 720 978
365% 1,635 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41.9 4K Read 61.1 73.3
79.9 4K Write 149 224
48.9 4K Mixed 82.2 105
277% 97.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
704 DQ Read 1,234 1,862
367 DQ Write 936 1,591
434 DQ Mixed 1,038 1,703
789% 1,070 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1282 657 657 659 655 655 MB/s
Read 2,592
Write 2,358
Mixed 1,734
SusWrite 761
416% 1,861 MB/s
4K Read 71.8
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 101
347% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 1,542
DQ Write 1,234
DQ Mixed 1,359
1,025% 1,378 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2125 618 620 618 611 619 MB/s
Read 2,511
Write 2,366
Mixed 1534
SusWrite 868
407% 1,820 MB/s
4K Read 63.6
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 85.5
289% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,241
DQ Write 923
DQ Mixed 1,048
792% 1,071 MB/s
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 837 844 800 834 813 822 MB/s
Read 2672
Write 2,502
Mixed 1,840
SusWrite 825
438% 1,960 MB/s
4K Read 63.8
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 87
306% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 958
DQ Write 433
DQ Mixed 386
368% 592 MB/s
231GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 566 432 467 518 514 492 MB/s
Read 2,411
Write 1,757
Mixed 1539
SusWrite 498
345% 1,551 MB/s
4K Read 63.3
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 83
274% 94.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1092
DQ Write 856
DQ Mixed 945
715% 964 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 498 544 537 540 540 539 MB/s
Read 1,156
Write 908
Mixed 948
SusWrite 533
198% 886 MB/s
4K Read 62.3
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 80.7
271% 93.8 MB/s
DQ Read 665
DQ Write 634
DQ Mixed 652
489% 650 MB/s
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Gaming 103%
Desktop 92%
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Workstation 106%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,109

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11 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.


22 months ago.

I love this ssd for its price to performance


18 months ago.

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


14 months 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


17 months ago.

Seen better. try wd black sn850


15 months ago.

very fast & fine . but hot for laptops


2 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

Very fast


3 years ago.

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


3 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.


3 years ago.

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

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