Average Bench: 297% (32nd of 1071)

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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1326 1202 1221 1268 1263 1255 MB/s
Read 2,474
Write 2,333
Mixed 1,717
SusWrite 1,256
436% 1,945 MB/s
4K Read 61.2
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 82.5
280% 98.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,421
DQ Write 1231
DQ Mixed 1,309
986% 1,320 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,509,360 SSDs tested.


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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 130%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $190

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9 months ago.

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


2 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.


4 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

Vroom vroom.


7 months ago.

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


3 years ago.

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

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