Average Bench: 297% (32nd of 1072)

Based on 331,647 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 1TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 970

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 197.3% 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 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,061MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,316MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 158%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 143MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 60.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 331,647 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,393 Read 2,316 2,589
1,116 Write 2,059 2,428
1,059 Mixed 1,553 1,885
604 SusWrite 1,179 1,592
398% 1,777 MB/s
Min Avg Max
43.8 4K Read 60.1 71.3
70.9 4K Write 143 216
49.4 4K Mixed 80.3 103
270% 94.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
721 DQ Read 1,265 1,914
314 DQ Write 946 1,534
409 DQ Mixed 1,061 1,634
805% 1,091 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2545 2252 1512 1523 1539 1546 MB/s
Read 2,693
Write 2,578
Mixed 1,974
SusWrite 1,819
509% 2266 MB/s
4K Read 72.3
4K Write 214
4K Mixed 103
354% 130 MB/s
DQ Read 1,478
DQ Write 1,419
DQ Mixed 1,425
1,077% 1,441 MB/s
666GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2518 2228 1498 1568 1572 1574 MB/s
Read 2,693
Write 2,598
Mixed 1967
SusWrite 1,826
510% 2,271 MB/s
4K Read 71
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 98.9
335% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,505
DQ Write 1251
DQ Mixed 1,318
1,004% 1,358 MB/s
553GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1531 1441 1367 1309 1299 1275 MB/s
Read 2,547
Write 1,893
Mixed 1,710
SusWrite 1,370
420% 1,880 MB/s
4K Read 65.5
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 90.3
302% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,153
DQ Write 920
DQ Mixed 1,005
761% 1026 MB/s
714GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2133 1988 1145 1043 613 654 MB/s
Read 2405
Write 2,228
Mixed 1,598
SusWrite 1,262
420% 1,874 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 70.2
227% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1379
DQ Write 1,054
DQ Mixed 1,196
900% 1,210 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1390 1047 981 923 854 810 MB/s
Read 2,487
Write 2,101
Mixed 1665
SusWrite 1,001
405% 1,814 MB/s
4K Read 59.5
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 80.8
269% 94.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,061
DQ Write 773
DQ Mixed 908
681% 914 MB/s
304GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1131 1148 1143 1139 1117 913 MB/s
Read 2,256
Write 2,089
Mixed 1,551
SusWrite 1,098
392% 1,748 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 74.6
4K Mixed 57
183% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 912
DQ Write 632
DQ Mixed 822
600% 788 MB/s
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 Comments

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18 months ago.

My fist nvme drive. Blows SATA out of the water. You already knew that. LMAO


Poor

3 years ago.

This NVMe M.2 SSD combines very fast read/write speed and large capacity for large, fast and reliable storage. However, lightning fast R/W speed and large capacity don't mix in without paying a large sum of money though.


Excellent

5 years ago.

so fast that I can call it only random stupidness of doom


Excellent

4 years ago.

Vroom vroom.


Good

16 months ago.

Great value for its budget. 2 years without any problems.


Excellent

4 years ago.

So.....fast.......still getting over the whiplash it gave me.


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