Average Bench: 269% (31st of 1016)

Based on 149,234 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 169.3% 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 1,043MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,064MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 142%. 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 747MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 143MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 149,234 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,194 Read 2,288 2,606
1,035 Write 2,064 2,390
812 Mixed 1,441 1,797
516 SusWrite 747 928
365% 1,635 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.4 4K Read 62 71.5
72.2 4K Write 143 198
47.8 4K Mixed 81.1 99.9
274% 95.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
417 DQ Read 1,173 1,700
280 DQ Write 968 1,457
250 DQ Mixed 1,043 1,531
788% 1,061 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1782 666 670 671 667 665 MB/s
Read 2,592
Write 2,374
Mixed 1,525
SusWrite 853
410% 1,836 MB/s
4K Read 73.5
4K Write 214
4K Mixed 103
357% 130 MB/s
DQ Read 1,689
DQ Write 1,516
DQ Mixed 1,549
1,176% 1,585 MB/s
354GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1672 996 625 622 626 626 MB/s
Read 2,524
Write 2,366
Mixed 1,628
SusWrite 861
412% 1,845 MB/s
4K Read 62.3
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 83.8
279% 97.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,586
DQ Write 1,383
DQ Mixed 1,449
1,096% 1,473 MB/s
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2065 590 593 607 589 610 MB/s
Read 2,535
Write 2,315
Mixed 1,677
SusWrite 842
412% 1,842 MB/s
4K Read 64.7
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 88.9
300% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,226
DQ Write 1,053
DQ Mixed 1,137
853% 1,139 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1767 528 540 527 525 544 MB/s
Read 2,232
Write 1,982
Mixed 1,368
SusWrite 738
353% 1,580 MB/s
4K Read 57.9
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 78.9
266% 94 MB/s
DQ Read 1,138
DQ Write 893
DQ Mixed 1074
788% 1,035 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1762 897 575 577 574 583 MB/s
Read 1585
Write 1,499
Mixed 1,148
SusWrite 828
284% 1,265 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 69.1
247% 94 MB/s
DQ Read 1,327
DQ Write 1,146
DQ Mixed 1,231
924% 1,235 MB/s
314GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 867 620 617 618 613 610 MB/s
Read 2482
Write 2,250
Mixed 1,507
SusWrite 657
384% 1,724 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 63.4
214% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 940
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 434
376% 573 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 788 374 394 399 400 409 MB/s
Read 1,548
Write 1,322
Mixed 1,072
SusWrite 461
246% 1,101 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 56.9
182% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 387
284% 372 MB/s
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Gaming 81%
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Desktop
Desktop 111%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $133

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $795

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2 days 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.


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

17 months ago.

Very fast


Excellent

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 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.


Good

14 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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