Average Bench: 276% (29th of 1011)

Based on 98,992 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 176.1% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,105MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,126MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 122%. 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 761MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 149MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 98,992 samples)
Min Avg Max
1250 Read 2,326 2,610
1,123 Write 2,126 2,390
1,026 Mixed 1,468 1,778
567 SusWrite 761 931
373% 1,670 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.8 4K Read 62.3 72.1
91 4K Write 149 205
57.1 4K Mixed 82.7 101
279% 98 MB/s
Min Avg Max
566 DQ Read 1,221 1,764
431 DQ Write 1,034 1,529
413 DQ Mixed 1,105 1,569
834% 1,120 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1758 1071 819 823 825 830 MB/s
Read 2,582
Write 2310
Mixed 1,817
SusWrite 1,021
432% 1,932 MB/s
4K Read 64.5
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 84.5
278% 94.7 MB/s
DQ Read 853
DQ Write 743
DQ Mixed 796
597% 797 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2177 673 619 621 620 621 MB/s
Read 1,851
Write 1,592
Mixed 1,419
SusWrite 888
322% 1,438 MB/s
4K Read 60.4
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 87.7
289% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,348
DQ Write 1,187
DQ Mixed 1,220
928% 1,251 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2257 609 607 610 613 613 MB/s
Read 2529
Write 2,357
Mixed 1,639
SusWrite 885
414% 1,852 MB/s
4K Read 61.1
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 78.8
261% 89.3 MB/s
DQ Read 926
DQ Write 684
DQ Mixed 861
628% 823 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 847 449 372 600 567 413 MB/s
Read 2,452
Write 2,162
Mixed 1,384
SusWrite 541
364% 1,635 MB/s
4K Read 62.5
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 79.6
282% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1182
DQ Write 1,075
DQ Mixed 1,086
826% 1,114 MB/s
259GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1452 1145 597 585 597 600 MB/s
Read 1,937
Write 1,856
Mixed 1,376
SusWrite 829
336% 1,500 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 69
231% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 542
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 416
314% 428 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 18,801 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 97%
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Desktop 114%
Workstation 104%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $950

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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.


12 months ago.

Very fast


11 months ago.

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


6 months 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.


8 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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