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.


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.


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

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%
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 885 885 886 883 861 822 MB/s
Read 2,772
Write 2,692
Mixed 1,912
SusWrite 870
461% 2,062 MB/s
4K Read 75.8
4K Write 267
4K Mixed 114
402% 152 MB/s
DQ Read 1,888
DQ Write 1,209
DQ Mixed 1,123
952% 1,407 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 665 658 656 643 625 625 MB/s
Read 2474
Write 2,275
Mixed 1,611
SusWrite 645
391% 1,751 MB/s
4K Read 62.5
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 80
268% 92 MB/s
DQ Read 1,860
DQ Write 1561
DQ Mixed 1,559
1,209% 1,660 MB/s
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20 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.


2 years ago.

I love this ssd for its price to performance


2 years ago.

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


23 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


2 years ago.

Seen better. try wd black sn850


3 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

Very fast


4 years ago.

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


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.


4 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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