Average Bench: 270% (40th of 1058)

Based on 348,027 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 170.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,047MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,087MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 133%. 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 714MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 144MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 348,027 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,217 Read 2,326 2,654
1,079 Write 2,087 2,450
969 Mixed 1,481 1,842
455 SusWrite 714 907
369% 1,652 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.3 4K Read 62.2 71.5
71.5 4K Write 144 197
53.1 4K Mixed 81.8 99.2
275% 96 MB/s
Min Avg Max
665 DQ Read 1,206 1,606
354 DQ Write 954 1,363
391 DQ Mixed 1,047 1,432
792% 1,069 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
301GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 844 824 803 805 822 778 MB/s
Read 2,740
Write 2,556
Mixed 1,899
SusWrite 813
447% 2,002 MB/s
4K Read 77
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 105
353% 125 MB/s
DQ Read 1,462
DQ Write 1,016
DQ Mixed 1,139
877% 1,205 MB/s
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 730 664 665 660 659 660 MB/s
Read 2,540
Write 1,900
Mixed 1,619
SusWrite 673
375% 1,683 MB/s
4K Read 65.1
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 88
301% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,268
DQ Write 1,052
DQ Mixed 1,151
864% 1,157 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 672 514 507 505 493 454 MB/s
Read 2,519
Write 2,350
Mixed 1,630
SusWrite 524
392% 1,756 MB/s
4K Read 66.8
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 90.2
306% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,320
DQ Write 1,130
DQ Mixed 1,205
908% 1,218 MB/s
366GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 727 670 627 593 581 604 MB/s
Read 2,518
Write 1706
Mixed 1,535
SusWrite 634
355% 1,598 MB/s
4K Read 66.5
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 88.2
296% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,308
DQ Write 963
DQ Mixed 1,097
830% 1,122 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 714 530 519 514 505 508 MB/s
Read 2,563
Write 2,288
Mixed 1,626
SusWrite 548
392% 1,756 MB/s
4K Read 59.5
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 76.1
251% 85.1 MB/s
DQ Read 938
DQ Write 630
DQ Mixed 844
614% 804 MB/s
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 730 657 645 657 652 650 MB/s
Read 2,388
Write 2,194
Mixed 1,561
SusWrite 665
380% 1,702 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 69.7
208% 72.4 MB/s
DQ Read 837
DQ Write 555
DQ Mixed 771
555% 721 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 63,417 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,170

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 Comments

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4 days 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

11 months ago.

I love this ssd for its price to performance


Good

7 months ago.

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


Good

3 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

6 months ago.

Seen better. try wd black sn850


Excellent

4 months ago.

very fast & fine . but hot for laptops


Good

18 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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