Average Bench: 274% (32nd of 1037)

Based on 224,470 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 174.2% 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 1,090MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,115MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 109%. 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 745MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 145MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 224,470 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,330 Read 2,340 2,609
1,093 Write 2,115 2,388
984 Mixed 1,476 1,802
519 SusWrite 745 906
373% 1,669 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.2 4K Read 62.7 71
90.6 4K Write 145 197
61.7 4K Mixed 81.7 98.9
277% 96.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
744 DQ Read 1,222 1,756
450 DQ Write 1,002 1,491
568 DQ Mixed 1,090 1,561
822% 1,105 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 741 636 640 644 641 646 MB/s
Read 2,512
Write 2,356
Mixed 1,674
SusWrite 658
402% 1,800 MB/s
4K Read 66.7
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 91.7
309% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1430
DQ Write 1,292
DQ Mixed 1,348
1,015% 1,357 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 853 527 511 503 500 494 MB/s
Read 2,542
Write 2,368
Mixed 1,710
SusWrite 565
401% 1,796 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 74.9
243% 82.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1533
DQ Write 1,281
DQ Mixed 1,376
1,039% 1,397 MB/s
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 580 658 664 660 658 652 MB/s
Read 2,180
Write 2,206
Mixed 1,398
SusWrite 645
359% 1,607 MB/s
4K Read 63
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 85.8
286% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,443
DQ Write 1,188
DQ Mixed 1,282
969% 1,304 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 950 653 652 654 653 654 MB/s
Read 2546
Write 2,362
Mixed 1,701
SusWrite 703
408% 1,828 MB/s
4K Read 62.3
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 81
269% 92.5 MB/s
DQ Read 911
DQ Write 740
DQ Mixed 840
625% 831 MB/s
304GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 925 665 663 662 653 649 MB/s
Read 2,442
Write 2,137
Mixed 1,618
SusWrite 703
385% 1725 MB/s
4K Read 55.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 72.7
237% 80.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,048
DQ Write 797
DQ Mixed 954
705% 933 MB/s
329GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 842 650 664 664 656 662 MB/s
Read 2,509
Write 2,329
Mixed 1,512
SusWrite 690
393% 1,760 MB/s
4K Read 61.2
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 78
258% 87.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,066
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 515
400% 575 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 43,209 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,001

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2 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.


Excellent

3 months ago.

I love this ssd for its price to performance


Excellent

2 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


Good

10 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

20 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

22 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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