Average Bench: 267% (43rd of 1058)

Based on 330,645 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 167.5% 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 1,051MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,033MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 137%. 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 731MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 141MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 330,645 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,080 Read 2,272 2,593
717 Write 2,033 2,390
698 Mixed 1,450 1,773
516 SusWrite 731 904
362% 1,622 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.5 4K Read 60.9 71
76.4 4K Write 141 193
55.3 4K Mixed 81 98
271% 94.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
697 DQ Read 1,191 1,643
299 DQ Write 951 1,380
420 DQ Mixed 1,051 1,431
792% 1,064 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2286 615 613 615 615 615 MB/s
Read 2,578
Write 2,368
Mixed 1,642
SusWrite 893
418% 1,870 MB/s
4K Read 70.6
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 97.2
330% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,450
DQ Write 1,376
DQ Mixed 1,368
1,039% 1,398 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2203 616 607 602 588 604 MB/s
Read 2,589
Write 2,365
Mixed 1,636
SusWrite 870
417% 1,865 MB/s
4K Read 66.7
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 91.4
308% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,282
DQ Write 1,099
DQ Mixed 1,180
887% 1,187 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2046 641 610 616 615 616 MB/s
Read 2,523
Write 2,371
Mixed 1,573
SusWrite 857
409% 1,831 MB/s
4K Read 64.5
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 86.7
294% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,160
DQ Write 863
DQ Mixed 1,029
765% 1,017 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 930 653 651 661 634 591 MB/s
Read 2,375
Write 2,217
Mixed 1,476
SusWrite 687
377% 1,689 MB/s
4K Read 52.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 67.5
221% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 503
DQ Write 443
DQ Mixed 472
354% 473 MB/s
313GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 943 887 888 888 884 864 MB/s
Read 2,060
Write 1,926
Mixed 1269
SusWrite 892
344% 1,537 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 59.8
191% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 312
232% 309 MB/s
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Gaming 105%
Desktop 93%
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Workstation 107%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $193

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1 month 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.


9 months ago.

I love this ssd for its price to performance


5 months ago.

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


27 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


3 months ago.

Seen better. try wd black sn850


2 months ago.

very fast & fine . but hot for laptops


16 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

Very fast


2 years ago.

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


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.


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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