Average Bench: 273% (47th of 1074)

Based on 381,216 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 172.8% 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 1,065MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,343MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 141%. 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 710MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 381,216 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,384 Read 2,343 2,648
1,147 Write 2,063 2,404
1,015 Mixed 1,489 1,835
433 SusWrite 710 910
369% 1,652 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.2 4K Read 63.3 74
71.9 4K Write 148 232
51.9 4K Mixed 82 107
279% 97.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
683 DQ Read 1,263 1,864
308 DQ Write 959 1,599
392 DQ Mixed 1,065 1,724
809% 1,096 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 937 659 654 665 667 662 MB/s
Read 2,318
Write 2,172
Mixed 1549
SusWrite 707
377% 1,686 MB/s
4K Read 55.8
4K Write 212
4K Mixed 92.4
315% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,859
DQ Write 1665
DQ Mixed 1,767
1,324% 1,764 MB/s
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1128 891 877 869 871 867 MB/s
Read 2,546
Write 2,353
Mixed 1,868
SusWrite 917
430% 1,921 MB/s
4K Read 61.4
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 81.7
266% 90.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,056
DQ Write 853
DQ Mixed 976
725% 962 MB/s
404GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2108 731 624 624 622 623 MB/s
Read 2,415
Write 1,973
Mixed 1,389
SusWrite 889
372% 1,666 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 72.1
234% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,238
DQ Write 996
DQ Mixed 1,111
833% 1,115 MB/s
219GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 938 660 660 658 647 642 MB/s
Read 2,298
Write 2,094
Mixed 1,597
SusWrite 701
374% 1,672 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 78.5
261% 90.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,110
DQ Write 835
DQ Mixed 926
705% 957 MB/s
311GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 932 861 869 868 868 844 MB/s
Read 2,347
Write 2,232
Mixed 1,717
SusWrite 874
401% 1,792 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 64.2
208% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 909
DQ Write 686
DQ Mixed 784
590% 793 MB/s
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 874 590 589 535 497 575 MB/s
Read 2,399
Write 2202
Mixed 1,466
SusWrite 610
372% 1,669 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 66.6
218% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 920
DQ Write 601
DQ Mixed 792
582% 771 MB/s
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 Comments

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2 years 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 years ago.

I love this ssd for its price to performance


Good

3 years ago.

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


Good

3 years 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

3 years ago.

Seen better. try wd black sn850


Good

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

Very fast


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 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

5 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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