Average Bench: 267% (18th of 964)

Based on 23,735 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 166.9% 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 1,023MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,039MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 131%. 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 785MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 140MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,735 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,116 Read 2,249 2,571
982 Write 2,039 2,366
818 Mixed 1,376 1,653
602 SusWrite 785 888
360% 1,612 MB/s
Min Avg Max
43.9 4K Read 59.5 68.7
92.1 4K Write 140 178
60.4 4K Mixed 79.7 93.8
266% 93 MB/s
Min Avg Max
587 DQ Read 1,132 1,790
371 DQ Write 949 1,488
436 DQ Mixed 1,023 1,567
771% 1,034 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
437GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2129 707 615 608 609 607 MB/s
Read 2,451
Write 2,183
Mixed 1,479
SusWrite 879
390% 1,748 MB/s
4K Read 67.6
4K Write 208
4K Mixed 88.4
326% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1,858
DQ Write 1706
DQ Mixed 1,735
1,315% 1,766 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1984 789 600 600 601 602 MB/s
Read 2,547
Write 1,714
Mixed 1,306
SusWrite 862
357% 1,607 MB/s
4K Read 66.7
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 89.3
302% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1691
DQ Write 1,451
DQ Mixed 1474
1,131% 1,539 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2090 609 615 622 623 617 MB/s
Read 2,573
Write 2,377
Mixed 1,522
SusWrite 863
409% 1,834 MB/s
4K Read 67.4
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 91.7
310% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 995
DQ Write 897
DQ Mixed 934
704% 942 MB/s
244GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2022 649 598 596 600 602 MB/s
Read 2,471
Write 2,244
Mixed 1,482
SusWrite 845
393% 1,760 MB/s
4K Read 63.3
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 82.9
278% 96.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1055
DQ Write 910
DQ Mixed 980
735% 982 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2184 615 618 615 621 619 MB/s
Read 2,514
Write 2,327
Mixed 1,640
SusWrite 879
411% 1,840 MB/s
4K Read 61.1
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 79.8
264% 90.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,043
DQ Write 780
DQ Mixed 948
699% 924 MB/s
313GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2053 597 594 600 612 624 MB/s
Read 2,369
Write 2,154
Mixed 1,513
SusWrite 847
384% 1,721 MB/s
4K Read 54.9
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 74.1
245% 85.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,020
DQ Write 880
DQ Mixed 951
712% 950 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1369 1087 614 614 618 613 MB/s
Read 1,896
Write 1,729
Mixed 1,013
SusWrite 819
305% 1,364 MB/s
4K Read 66.4
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 90.1
303% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 993
DQ Write 870
DQ Mixed 917
691% 927 MB/s
347GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1524 1047 606 612 609 612 MB/s
Read 2,047
Write 1,698
Mixed 994
SusWrite 835
310% 1,393 MB/s
4K Read 54.9
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 72.3
261% 96.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 554
DQ Mixed 661
446% 532 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 15,859 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 131%
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Desktop
Desktop 140%
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Workstation
Workstation 125%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 118% - Outstanding Total price: $1,615

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6 hrs 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.


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2 months ago.

Very fast


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


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