Average Bench: 327% (24th of 1072)

Based on 38,669 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 970 PRO 1TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 970

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 227.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,045MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,310MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 210%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 52.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 152MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 38,669 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,266 Read 2,310 2,744
922 Write 1,969 2,511
827 Mixed 1,271 1,592
673 SusWrite 1,764 2,461
410% 1,829 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.1 4K Read 52.5 61.8
66.9 4K Write 152 218
50.9 4K Mixed 74.1 92
255% 93 MB/s
Min Avg Max
645 DQ Read 1,248 2,052
284 DQ Write 918 1,631
333 DQ Mixed 1,045 1,772
791% 1,070 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
851GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2408 2401 2259 1915 1916 1923 MB/s
Read 2,338
Write 2,164
Mixed 1488
SusWrite 2137
457% 2,032 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 221
4K Mixed 84.6
301% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 2,102
DQ Write 1687
DQ Mixed 1,841
1,393% 1,877 MB/s
856GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2065 2072 2072 2072 2073 2066 MB/s
Read 2,625
Write 2,103
Mixed 1558
SusWrite 2070
468% 2,089 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 58.3
190% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 982
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 377
330% 517 MB/s
342GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1887 1994 1993 1981 1757 1773 MB/s
Read 2420
Write 2,029
Mixed 1,461
SusWrite 1,897
438% 1,952 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 50
4K Mixed 45.6
149% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,094
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 425
372% 581 MB/s
444GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1256 1636 1796 1688 1542 1449 MB/s
Read 1,762
Write 1,841
Mixed 1,183
SusWrite 1,561
357% 1,587 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 54
183% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 880
DQ Write 602
DQ Mixed 749
557% 744 MB/s
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Desktop 102%
Workstation 151%

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $440

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4 days ago.

decent value for prosumers, Samsung memory is highly reliable and still ranks in the top 10 for mixed speeds despite 3D X point being pretty big now.


5 years ago.

Is best for view streaming online and boot Games


5 years ago.



2 years ago.

At least the 970 Pro had good MLC with better endurance, compared to the TLC on the so called 980 "Pro"


16 months ago.

Good SSD, one of my first NVMe SSD's and very happy with boot times and how quick it can speed up some of my larger games if not running it off a HDD. Has not let me down yet and have been using it for 2 years so far.

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