Average Bench: 270% (24th of 1003)

Based on 98,734 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 170.2% 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 1,080MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,042MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 143%. 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 729MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 98,734 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,169 Read 2,264 2,599
1,013 Write 2,042 2,387
679 Mixed 1,403 1,749
527 SusWrite 729 992
359% 1,609 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45 4K Read 63.3 72.2
88.7 4K Write 148 209
50.7 4K Mixed 81.9 102
279% 97.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
457 DQ Read 1,199 1,786
378 DQ Write 1,006 1,526
434 DQ Mixed 1,080 1,591
815% 1,095 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1904 897 815 820 822 818 MB/s
Read 2,674
Write 1,887
Mixed 1,644
SusWrite 1,013
402% 1,805 MB/s
4K Read 71.2
4K Write 189
4K Mixed 99.4
335% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,446
DQ Write 1,260
DQ Mixed 1,325
1,001% 1,344 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2285 581 583 592 597 597 MB/s
Read 2,551
Write 2,396
Mixed 1,738
SusWrite 873
422% 1,890 MB/s
4K Read 70.7
4K Write 189
4K Mixed 97.9
333% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,619
DQ Write 1,482
DQ Mixed 1,489
1,134% 1,530 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2275 824 826 827 823 828 MB/s
Read 2,369
Write 2,186
Mixed 1,524
SusWrite 1,067
400% 1,786 MB/s
4K Read 71.5
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 101
338% 121 MB/s
DQ Read 1,445
DQ Write 1,226
DQ Mixed 1,318
992% 1,330 MB/s
385GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2226 612 621 617 615 612 MB/s
Read 2,552
Write 2,381
Mixed 1,662
SusWrite 884
418% 1,870 MB/s
4K Read 70.3
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 95.9
320% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1,567
DQ Write 1,205
DQ Mixed 1,316
1,003% 1,363 MB/s
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1953 812 610 617 620 621 MB/s
Read 2,144
Write 1,637
Mixed 1,172
SusWrite 872
325% 1,456 MB/s
4K Read 71.7
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 99.6
345% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 1,580
DQ Write 1,408
DQ Mixed 1,439
1,094% 1,476 MB/s
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2149 641 623 622 625 621 MB/s
Read 2,559
Write 2,349
Mixed 1,358
SusWrite 880
398% 1,787 MB/s
4K Read 67.2
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 85.3
285% 97.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,424
DQ Write 1222
DQ Mixed 1,322
991% 1,323 MB/s
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 766 611 611 612 613 611 MB/s
Read 2,483
Write 2,318
Mixed 1428
SusWrite 637
383% 1,717 MB/s
4K Read 58.3
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 76.1
251% 85.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,694
DQ Write 1467
DQ Mixed 1,539
1,165% 1,566 MB/s
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Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 130%
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Workstation
Workstation 123%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $140

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10 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.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Ridiculously fast.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Very fast


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 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

7 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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