Average Bench: 266% (44th of 1058)

Based on 342,462 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 165.9% 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 970MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,325MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 129%. 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 717MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 140MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 342,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,129 Read 2,325 2,635
1,114 Write 2,075 2,387
915 Mixed 1,476 1,805
444 SusWrite 717 906
368% 1,648 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.6 4K Read 62 71.4
70.1 4K Write 140 194
51 4K Mixed 80.7 99.3
271% 94.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
623 DQ Read 1,167 1,573
170 DQ Write 856 1,253
302 DQ Mixed 970 1,346
736% 998 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2125 614 611 615 617 614 MB/s
Read 2,578
Write 2,381
Mixed 1674
SusWrite 866
419% 1,875 MB/s
4K Read 71.3
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 97.3
323% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,505
DQ Write 976
DQ Mixed 1,252
930% 1,244 MB/s
225GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 877 568 561 551 553 548 MB/s
Read 2583
Write 2,353
Mixed 1,541
SusWrite 610
395% 1,772 MB/s
4K Read 70.3
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 96.4
323% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,158
DQ Write 812
DQ Mixed 1,112
796% 1,028 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 953 668 669 668 666 658 MB/s
Read 2,544
Write 2,340
Mixed 1,506
SusWrite 714
396% 1,776 MB/s
4K Read 64.5
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 85.9
286% 99.4 MB/s
DQ Read 943
DQ Write 771
DQ Mixed 854
640% 856 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 794 1193 746 605 608 608 MB/s
Read 1,349
Write 1,184
Mixed 1082
SusWrite 759
245% 1,094 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 78.8
262% 90.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,244
DQ Write 1,010
DQ Mixed 1,136
848% 1,130 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 654 634 640 630 630 620 MB/s
Read 929
Write 890
Mixed 822
SusWrite 635
184% 819 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 69.8
232% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,384
DQ Write 1,140
DQ Mixed 1,182
907% 1,235 MB/s
323GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 521 587 594 592 597 MB/s
Read 702
Write 567
Mixed 603
SusWrite 536
135% 602 MB/s
4K Read 55.7
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 69.5
224% 73.8 MB/s
DQ Read 574
DQ Write 459
DQ Mixed 514
385% 516 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 73,394 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,138

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 Comments

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3 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

15 months ago.

I love this ssd for its price to performance


Good

10 months ago.

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


Good

6 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

9 months ago.

Seen better. try wd black sn850


Excellent

7 months ago.

very fast & fine . but hot for laptops


Good

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Very fast


Excellent

3 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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