Average Bench: 304% (22nd of 1058)

Based on 257,667 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 204.0% 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 1,076MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,133MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 133%. 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 146MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 61.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 257,667 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,351 Read 2,361 2,662
1,241 Write 2,133 2,463
1,034 Mixed 1,575 1,905
697 SusWrite 1,233 1,720
409% 1,825 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47 4K Read 61.1 69.6
80.2 4K Write 146 200
58.5 4K Mixed 82 99.1
275% 96.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
779 DQ Read 1,233 1,600
354 DQ Write 969 1,319
511 DQ Mixed 1,076 1,427
812% 1,093 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
503GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1348 1265 1266 1267 1209 1159 MB/s
Read 2530
Write 2,297
Mixed 1,406
SusWrite 1,252
418% 1,871 MB/s
4K Read 61.8
4K Write 195
4K Mixed 92.5
316% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1,774
DQ Write 1481
DQ Mixed 1,569
1,191% 1,608 MB/s
680GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1426 1266 1264 1268 1271 1262 MB/s
Read 2551
Write 2,384
Mixed 1,663
SusWrite 1,293
442% 1,972 MB/s
4K Read 67.8
4K Write 203
4K Mixed 98.5
336% 123 MB/s
DQ Read 1,350
DQ Write 1,218
DQ Mixed 1,265
954% 1,278 MB/s
394GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1557 1279 1277 1280 1276 1229 MB/s
Read 2,518
Write 2,371
Mixed 1,612
SusWrite 1,316
438% 1,954 MB/s
4K Read 67
4K Write 196
4K Mixed 94.8
327% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,332
DQ Write 1,198
DQ Mixed 1224
929% 1,251 MB/s
294GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1147 1030 1096 1118 1041 945 MB/s
Read 2,506
Write 2,130
Mixed 1,703
SusWrite 1,063
414% 1,850 MB/s
4K Read 63.3
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 88.1
297% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,307
DQ Write 1135
DQ Mixed 1,210
910% 1,217 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1463 1255 1245 1210 1183 1155 MB/s
Read 2,414
Write 2,273
Mixed 1,540
SusWrite 1,252
419% 1,870 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 70.6
233% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 772
DQ Write 540
DQ Mixed 703
512% 672 MB/s
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1376 1083 1081 1077 1191 1202 MB/s
Read 2,030
Write 2,056
Mixed 1279
SusWrite 1,168
366% 1,633 MB/s
4K Read 52.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 69.4
225% 76.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,193
DQ Write 980
DQ Mixed 1,076
808% 1,083 MB/s
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,234

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 Comments

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3 months ago.

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


Poor

12 months 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

Vroom vroom.


Excellent

24 months ago.

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


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