Average Bench: 297% (40th of 1080)

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.


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.


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

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%
312GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1533 1268 1273 1144 1036 897 MB/s
Read 2,517
Write 2,385
Mixed 1,717
SusWrite 1,192
437% 1,953 MB/s
4K Read 54.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 69.9
227% 76.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,295
DQ Write 926
DQ Mixed 1,143
845% 1,121 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1298 917 907 875 826 788 MB/s
Read 2,513
Write 2,237
Mixed 1,670
SusWrite 935
411% 1,839 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 66.2
215% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 920
DQ Write 568
DQ Mixed 813
587% 767 MB/s
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22 months ago.

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


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.


5 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

Vroom vroom.


20 months ago.

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


4 years ago.

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

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