Average Bench: 270% (39th of 1058)

Based on 339,543 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 169.5% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,026MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,313MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 148%. 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 715MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 147MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 339,543 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,279 Read 2,313 2,674
1,121 Write 2,055 2,461
985 Mixed 1,483 1,893
464 SusWrite 715 998
366% 1,642 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.4 4K Read 63.2 73.3
75.5 4K Write 147 209
51 4K Mixed 82.2 104
279% 97.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
624 DQ Read 1,215 1,777
398 DQ Write 902 1,398
500 DQ Mixed 1,026 1,479
776% 1,048 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
248GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 943 659 659 654 631 593 MB/s
Read 2,495
Write 2,377
Mixed 1,657
SusWrite 690
403% 1,805 MB/s
4K Read 66.3
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 90.6
304% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1253
DQ Write 1,030
DQ Mixed 1,148
858% 1,143 MB/s
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 778 590 585 592 589 604 MB/s
Read 2,481
Write 2,171
Mixed 1,602
SusWrite 623
383% 1,719 MB/s
4K Read 65.3
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 87.6
297% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,336
DQ Write 1,039
DQ Mixed 1,159
875% 1,178 MB/s
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 724 654 660 653 651 648 MB/s
Read 2,420
Write 2,186
Mixed 1,631
SusWrite 665
385% 1,725 MB/s
4K Read 63.8
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 88.3
296% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,268
DQ Write 933
DQ Mixed 1,078
812% 1,093 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 737 373 365 361 356 354 MB/s
Read 2,270
Write 1,834
Mixed 1,575
SusWrite 424
340% 1,526 MB/s
4K Read 65.3
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 88.2
295% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,417
DQ Write 1,041
DQ Mixed 1,199
904% 1,219 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 944 718 671 670 673 665 MB/s
Read 1,522
Write 1,334
Mixed 1230
SusWrite 724
270% 1,202 MB/s
4K Read 66.4
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 89.5
300% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,362
DQ Write 1,059
DQ Mixed 1191
896% 1,204 MB/s
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Gaming 103%
Desktop 92%
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Workstation 106%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $195

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,166

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5 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.


17 months ago.

I love this ssd for its price to performance


12 months ago.

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


8 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


11 months ago.

Seen better. try wd black sn850


9 months ago.

very fast & fine . but hot for laptops


24 months ago.

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


3 years ago.

Very fast


3 years ago.

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


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.


3 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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