Average Bench: 304% (14th of 1037)

Based on 116,584 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 204.5% 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 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,107MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,137MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 132%. 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 144MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 59.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 116,584 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,406 Read 2,330 2,608
1,239 Write 2,137 2,436
1,092 Mixed 1,550 1,862
764 SusWrite 1,276 1,677
408% 1,823 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.3 4K Read 59.2 68.9
91.3 4K Write 144 191
55.6 4K Mixed 80.6 97
269% 94.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
724 DQ Read 1,220 1,632
493 DQ Write 1,018 1,413
590 DQ Mixed 1,107 1,499
832% 1,115 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2228 2250 1180 1188 1184 1181 MB/s
Read 2,544
Write 2,400
Mixed 1,744
SusWrite 1,535
461% 2,056 MB/s
4K Read 65.3
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 89
299% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,372
DQ Write 1,260
DQ Mixed 1,316
987% 1,316 MB/s
468GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2463 2128 1138 1157 1157 1154 MB/s
Read 2,506
Write 2,426
Mixed 1746
SusWrite 1,533
461% 2,053 MB/s
4K Read 62.9
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 88.8
295% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,316
DQ Write 1,258
DQ Mixed 1,282
964% 1,285 MB/s
901GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2174 2081 1201 1202 1192 1200 MB/s
Read 2489
Write 2,317
Mixed 1,455
SusWrite 1,508
435% 1,942 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 81.7
272% 95.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,219
DQ Write 1,007
DQ Mixed 1,110
832% 1,112 MB/s
806GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1320 1577 1686 1170 1165 1172 MB/s
Read 2,435
Write 2,324
Mixed 1,534
SusWrite 1,348
428% 1,910 MB/s
4K Read 58.3
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 76.7
262% 92.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1306
DQ Write 1,082
DQ Mixed 1,187
891% 1,192 MB/s
659GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2347 1908 1151 1156 1156 1151 MB/s
Read 2,523
Write 2,380
Mixed 1727
SusWrite 1,478
455% 2,027 MB/s
4K Read 54.3
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 70.2
234% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,059
DQ Write 886
DQ Mixed 975
730% 973 MB/s
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 895 1108 1137 1109 1113 1100 MB/s
Read 2531
Write 2,263
Mixed 1627
SusWrite 1,077
419% 1,875 MB/s
4K Read 58.4
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 80.5
267% 93.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,224
DQ Write 1,018
DQ Mixed 1,111
835% 1,118 MB/s
504GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1406 1149 1153 1145 1016 1006 MB/s
Read 2,507
Write 2284
Mixed 1,518
SusWrite 1,146
417% 1,864 MB/s
4K Read 58.2
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 82.6
270% 94.6 MB/s
DQ Read 995
DQ Write 866
DQ Mixed 930
698% 931 MB/s
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1327 931 870 839 813 543 MB/s
Read 2477
Write 2,279
Mixed 1,720
SusWrite 887
412% 1,841 MB/s
4K Read 62.8
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 87.2
282% 97.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,276
DQ Write 674
DQ Mixed 936
706% 962 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 26,011 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $188

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,214

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 Comments

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Poor

1 month 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

9 months ago.

Vroom vroom.


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


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