Average Bench: 275% (28th of 1011)

Based on 122,843 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 174.7% 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 1,095MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,351MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 122%. 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 738MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 122,843 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,412 Read 2,351 2,648
1,116 Write 2,095 2,394
975 Mixed 1,459 1,835
528 SusWrite 738 957
371% 1,661 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.9 4K Read 63.2 71.7
95.3 4K Write 146 200
58.9 4K Mixed 82.1 100
278% 97.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
612 DQ Read 1,214 1,802
476 DQ Write 1,023 1,564
520 DQ Mixed 1,095 1,612
827% 1,111 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 948 665 663 660 640 638 MB/s
Read 2,625
Write 2,346
Mixed 1,543
SusWrite 702
402% 1,804 MB/s
4K Read 71.5
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 99.3
345% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 1,336
DQ Write 1235
DQ Mixed 1,282
963% 1,285 MB/s
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2003 751 623 629 631 630 MB/s
Read 2,553
Write 2,371
Mixed 1,682
SusWrite 878
418% 1,871 MB/s
4K Read 67.1
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 92.7
310% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,369
DQ Write 1,077
DQ Mixed 1239
923% 1,228 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 958 664 667 667 669 664 MB/s
Read 2,554
Write 2385
Mixed 1,651
SusWrite 715
408% 1,826 MB/s
4K Read 63.6
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 89.3
296% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,360
DQ Write 1235
DQ Mixed 1,289
969% 1,295 MB/s
239GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 948 1328 593 589 589 590 MB/s
Read 2,353
Write 2,093
Mixed 1,308
SusWrite 773
364% 1,632 MB/s
4K Read 62.2
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 84
277% 96.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,556
DQ Write 1,284
DQ Mixed 1,388
1,048% 1,410 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 852 482 466 461 455 446 MB/s
Read 2,486
Write 2,216
Mixed 1,327
SusWrite 527
365% 1,639 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 83.3
273% 94.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1742
DQ Write 1,477
DQ Mixed 1,545
1,175% 1,588 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 742 670 657 645 652 622 MB/s
Read 1747
Write 1,953
Mixed 1,303
SusWrite 665
318% 1,417 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 76.5
237% 83.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,515
DQ Write 1,302
DQ Mixed 1,382
1,043% 1,400 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 738 629 636 637 626 614 MB/s
Read 1,726
Write 1,633
Mixed 1,246
SusWrite 647
294% 1,313 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 54.1
209% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,542
DQ Write 1,310
DQ Mixed 1381
1,047% 1,411 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1063 916 592 593 590 589 MB/s
Read 1,326
Write 1,059
Mixed 1,048
SusWrite 724
233% 1,039 MB/s
4K Read 52.3
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 78.5
250% 87.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,206
DQ Write 1,072
DQ Mixed 1,111
840% 1,129 MB/s
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Desktop 112%
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Workstation 101%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $130

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3 months 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

15 months ago.

Very fast


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 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

11 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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