Average Bench: 272% (29th of 1026)

Based on 188,062 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 172.4% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,055MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,105MB/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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 747MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 144MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 188,062 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,232 Read 2,332 2,633
1,093 Write 2,105 2,429
1007 Mixed 1,490 1,843
500 SusWrite 747 926
373% 1,669 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.8 4K Read 61.4 71.5
74.7 4K Write 144 199
54 4K Mixed 81.5 99.6
274% 95.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
584 DQ Read 1,202 1,729
261 DQ Write 980 1,471
307 DQ Mixed 1,055 1,531
800% 1,079 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 769 614 615 617 615 615 MB/s
Read 2,512
Write 2,373
Mixed 1,631
SusWrite 641
399% 1,789 MB/s
4K Read 65
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 89.6
300% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,305
DQ Write 1,140
DQ Mixed 1,220
915% 1,221 MB/s
241GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 732 615 606 615 615 613 MB/s
Read 2,538
Write 2,304
Mixed 1,672
SusWrite 633
399% 1,787 MB/s
4K Read 66.1
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 88.8
298% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,277
DQ Write 1,122
DQ Mixed 1,182
891% 1,193 MB/s
316GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 945 655 650 642 643 639 MB/s
Read 2566
Write 2,355
Mixed 1489
SusWrite 696
396% 1,776 MB/s
4K Read 66.6
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 88.3
296% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 910
DQ Write 744
DQ Mixed 824
618% 826 MB/s
351GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2270 618 621 623 620 619 MB/s
Read 2,506
Write 2,302
Mixed 1,679
SusWrite 895
413% 1,846 MB/s
4K Read 60.1
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 79.3
261% 89.7 MB/s
DQ Read 922
DQ Write 741
DQ Mixed 886
648% 850 MB/s
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 932 940 694 592 591 593 MB/s
Read 778
Write 723
Mixed 716
SusWrite 724
166% 735 MB/s
4K Read 66.4
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 88.6
297% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,296
DQ Write 1,156
DQ Mixed 995
809% 1,149 MB/s
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Gaming 81%
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Desktop 114%
Workstation 100%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,005

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1 month 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.


3 days 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


6 months ago.

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


21 months ago.

Very fast


21 months ago.

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


16 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.


18 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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