Average Bench: 273% (20th of 991)

Based on 66,643 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 173.1% 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 1,098MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,086MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 112%. 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 765MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 66,643 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,250 Read 2,264 2,579
1,085 Write 2,086 2368
938 Mixed 1,396 1,654
582 SusWrite 765 891
364% 1,628 MB/s
Min Avg Max
48 4K Read 61.1 71.2
106 4K Write 147 202
65.1 4K Mixed 82.3 99
276% 96.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
580 DQ Read 1,227 1,790
447 DQ Write 1,029 1,509
470 DQ Mixed 1,098 1,571
831% 1,118 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2186 642 595 593 593 595 MB/s
Read 2,543
Write 2,368
Mixed 1,511
SusWrite 867
407% 1,822 MB/s
4K Read 60.9
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 84.5
280% 98.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,755
DQ Write 1,479
DQ Mixed 1,560
1,184% 1598 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 766 656 652 655 654 651 MB/s
Read 2,592
Write 2,061
Mixed 1,213
SusWrite 672
363% 1,635 MB/s
4K Read 71
4K Write 203
4K Mixed 97.6
340% 124 MB/s
DQ Read 1,452
DQ Write 1,301
DQ Mixed 1,327
1,009% 1,360 MB/s
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 940 649 640 645 637 640 MB/s
Read 2,489
Write 2,219
Mixed 1,357
SusWrite 692
376% 1,689 MB/s
4K Read 60.9
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 81.5
271% 94 MB/s
DQ Read 1,333
DQ Write 1,184
DQ Mixed 1,233
931% 1,250 MB/s
316GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 236 244 245 247 247 MB/s
Read 2,527
Write 1,906
Mixed 1,468
SusWrite 243
340% 1,536 MB/s
4K Read 66.6
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 89.7
304% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1034
DQ Write 881
DQ Mixed 928
704% 948 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 559 586 586 575 552 536 MB/s
Read 626
Write 591
Mixed 569
SusWrite 566
132% 588 MB/s
4K Read 61.9
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 82.7
273% 94.1 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 681
DQ Mixed 1,105
726% 855 MB/s
330GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 566 589 599 602 613 603 MB/s
Read 675
Write 584
Mixed 630
SusWrite 595
140% 621 MB/s
4K Read 54.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 67.5
222% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 548
DQ Mixed 280
234% 324 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 500 574 612 628 639 578 MB/s
Read 623
Write 409
Mixed 596
SusWrite 588
125% 554 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 45.4
4K Mixed 28.5
94% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 225
165% 217 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 19,877 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
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Desktop
Desktop 141%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 125%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $1,628

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1 day ago.

For the money and difference in price of my next selection, the 860 EVO, The 970 is so vastly superior and thus a far better value for the dollar, IMO. It is definitely not a "budget build" item though, so for me, it is something of a splurge, but one I can count on to handle anything I give it. The WD version is very close and even better in a few areas and only just a few bucks less.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Very fast


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 days 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

2 months ago.

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


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