Average Bench: 269% (34th of 1011)

Based on 122,922 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 168.6% 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 1,049MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,048MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 147%. 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 753MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 144MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 122,922 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,011 Read 2,244 2,610
921 Write 2,048 2,392
865 Mixed 1,436 1,829
547 SusWrite 753 975
362% 1,620 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.7 4K Read 60.8 71.7
88 4K Write 144 196
57.1 4K Mixed 81.6 101
273% 95.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
489 DQ Read 1,176 1,688
366 DQ Write 988 1,456
405 DQ Mixed 1,049 1,521
795% 1,071 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
258GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1137 880 884 886 874 871 MB/s
Read 2,742
Write 2,527
Mixed 1,932
SusWrite 922
454% 2,031 MB/s
4K Read 76.1
4K Write 215
4K Mixed 107
366% 133 MB/s
DQ Read 1,436
DQ Write 1,265
DQ Mixed 1,320
998% 1,340 MB/s
295GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 904 611 607 610 608 610 MB/s
Read 2,489
Write 2,310
Mixed 1585
SusWrite 658
393% 1,761 MB/s
4K Read 66.8
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 91.1
306% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,622
DQ Write 1381
DQ Mixed 1,466
1,108% 1,490 MB/s
311GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2020 587 596 610 611 611 MB/s
Read 2,526
Write 2,384
Mixed 1,650
SusWrite 839
413% 1,850 MB/s
4K Read 65.9
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 87.1
296% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,272
DQ Write 1,138
DQ Mixed 1,197
900% 1,203 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 819 653 659 666 662 656 MB/s
Read 2,512
Write 2,370
Mixed 1,642
SusWrite 686
402% 1,802 MB/s
4K Read 65.7
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 89.2
300% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,296
DQ Write 1,181
DQ Mixed 1,229
925% 1,235 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: EXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2073 948 839 840 838 836 MB/s
Read 2,257
Write 2041
Mixed 1,654
SusWrite 1,062
393% 1,754 MB/s
4K Read 55.9
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 79.5
260% 91.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,274
DQ Write 1,152
DQ Mixed 1,268
936% 1,231 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 943 664 663 666 650 662 MB/s
Read 2,561
Write 2,349
Mixed 1,491
SusWrite 708
396% 1,777 MB/s
4K Read 64.9
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 86.3
290% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 958
DQ Write 823
DQ Mixed 882
664% 888 MB/s
234GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1073 1052 793 799 802 800 MB/s
Read 2,717
Write 2,509
Mixed 1,592
SusWrite 887
430% 1,926 MB/s
4K Read 71.7
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 101
339% 121 MB/s
DQ Read 72
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 1,308
661% 524 MB/s
286GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 763 643 661 662 664 657 MB/s
Read 2,020
Write 2,220
Mixed 1,421
SusWrite 675
355% 1,584 MB/s
4K Read 62.1
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 86.1
292% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 79.1
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 117
113% 170 MB/s
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Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 112%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $851

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2 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

14 months ago.

Very fast


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 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

10 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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