Average Bench: 308% (21st of 1053)

Based on 207,873 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 208.3% 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 1,082MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,150MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 110%. 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 147MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 60.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 207,873 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,405 Read 2,358 2,586
1,246 Write 2,150 2431
1,067 Mixed 1,572 1,817
811 SusWrite 1,304 1,602
414% 1,846 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.2 4K Read 60.4 69.3
93.6 4K Write 147 197
60.9 4K Mixed 82.3 98.7
275% 96.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
704 DQ Read 1,215 1,562
451 DQ Write 986 1,322
540 DQ Mixed 1,082 1,423
815% 1,095 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
719GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2490 2229 1533 1547 1546 1550 MB/s
Read 2,710
Write 2,338
Mixed 1,944
SusWrite 1,816
494% 2,202 MB/s
4K Read 69.9
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 98.3
332% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,284
DQ Write 1,061
DQ Mixed 1,144
865% 1,163 MB/s
310GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1502 1184 1179 1155 1133 1063 MB/s
Read 2,554
Write 2,389
Mixed 1607
SusWrite 1,202
434% 1,938 MB/s
4K Read 67
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 95.2
316% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1,432
DQ Write 1,306
DQ Mixed 1,331
1,009% 1,356 MB/s
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1456 1226 1138 1156 1170 1030 MB/s
Read 2,548
Write 2,257
Mixed 1,294
SusWrite 1196
407% 1,824 MB/s
4K Read 66.3
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 95.7
324% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1,418
DQ Write 1,244
DQ Mixed 1,290
978% 1,317 MB/s
864GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2322 2169 1179 1185 1172 1186 MB/s
Read 2,433
Write 2,384
Mixed 1,672
SusWrite 1,536
450% 2,006 MB/s
4K Read 60.9
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 86.4
288% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,270
DQ Write 1,069
DQ Mixed 1161
872% 1,166 MB/s
535GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1146 1102 1096 1109 1099 1104 MB/s
Read 2472
Write 2,162
Mixed 1,650
SusWrite 1,109
413% 1,848 MB/s
4K Read 66.1
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 89.9
305% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,310
DQ Write 1,083
DQ Mixed 1,188
892% 1,194 MB/s
715GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1370 1271 1207 1160 1075 1111 MB/s
Read 2,506
Write 2,342
Mixed 1,590
SusWrite 1199
427% 1909 MB/s
4K Read 61.4
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 82.6
278% 97.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,160
DQ Write 904
DQ Mixed 1,041
776% 1,035 MB/s
661GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2272 2031 1188 1185 1197 1192 MB/s
Read 2,436
Write 2,223
Mixed 1,619
SusWrite 1,511
436% 1,947 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 70.2
225% 76.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,008
DQ Write 742
DQ Mixed 905
668% 885 MB/s
607GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1262 1176 1217 1268 1134 1116 MB/s
Read 2,349
Write 2,241
Mixed 1646
SusWrite 1,195
416% 1,858 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 73.7
238% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 803
DQ Write 715
DQ Mixed 726
554% 748 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 51,696 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,246

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 Comments

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Poor

7 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

14 months ago.

Vroom vroom.


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


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