Average Bench: 275% (32nd of 1040)

Based on 314,694 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 175.5% 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 1,062MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,117MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 109%. 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 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 314,694 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,284 Read 2,343 2,600
1,106 Write 2,117 2,395
1,045 Mixed 1,501 1,818
566 SusWrite 765 937
376% 1,682 MB/s
Min Avg Max
50.3 4K Read 62.3 71
85 4K Write 146 194
59.8 4K Mixed 83 98.4
278% 97.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
658 DQ Read 1,212 1,601
366 DQ Write 975 1,348
431 DQ Mixed 1,062 1,416
804% 1,083 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2304 813 812 812 813 815 MB/s
Read 2,588
Write 2502
Mixed 1,810
SusWrite 1,062
446% 1,990 MB/s
4K Read 72.4
4K Write 216
4K Mixed 103
356% 130 MB/s
DQ Read 1,489
DQ Write 1369
DQ Mixed 1,407
1,062% 1,422 MB/s
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2219 787 788 793 788 789 MB/s
Read 2,594
Write 2,416
Mixed 1,764
SusWrite 1,027
436% 1,950 MB/s
4K Read 67.6
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 91.4
301% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,258
DQ Write 1,000
DQ Mixed 1,126
843% 1,128 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2204 613 614 616 620 620 MB/s
Read 2,559
Write 2,391
Mixed 1,665
SusWrite 881
419% 1,874 MB/s
4K Read 66.9
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 91.3
308% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,283
DQ Write 1,124
DQ Mixed 1,200
901% 1,203 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 717 658 661 656 638 602 MB/s
Read 2,519
Write 2,189
Mixed 1,617
SusWrite 655
389% 1,745 MB/s
4K Read 64.5
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 86.2
295% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,266
DQ Write 1,078
DQ Mixed 1,166
876% 1,170 MB/s
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 935 650 648 655 654 564 MB/s
Read 2,579
Write 2,199
Mixed 1488
SusWrite 684
387% 1,738 MB/s
4K Read 66.7
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 83.5
277% 93.4 MB/s
DQ Read 972
DQ Write 697
DQ Mixed 801
608% 823 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 839 1462 602 603 603 604 MB/s
Read 2488
Write 2,192
Mixed 1,546
SusWrite 786
391% 1,753 MB/s
4K Read 56.3
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 69
224% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 873
DQ Write 470
DQ Mixed 489
412% 611 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1601 1028 616 627 622 627 MB/s
Read 2,025
Write 1,810
Mixed 1,226
SusWrite 853
330% 1,479 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 67.9
222% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 736
DQ Write 619
DQ Mixed 674
506% 676 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 47,020 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $189

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,168

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6 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

7 months ago.

I love this ssd for its price to performance


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Seen better. try wd black sn850


Good

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Very fast


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

2 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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