Average Bench: 325% (17th of 1058)

Based on 34,792 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 225.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 982MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,291MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 197%. 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.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 149MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,792 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,145 Read 2,291 2,721
909 Write 1,979 2,511
704 Mixed 1,268 1,578
756 SusWrite 1,810 2,491
412% 1,837 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.9 4K Read 52 61.4
76.2 4K Write 149 213
52.2 4K Mixed 73.3 90.8
252% 91.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
632 DQ Read 1,195 1,704
257 DQ Write 831 1,313
339 DQ Mixed 982 1,437
742% 1,003 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
788GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2395 2445 2494 2544 2553 2542 MB/s
Read 2,641
Write 2,525
Mixed 1,575
SusWrite 2,496
519% 2,309 MB/s
4K Read 61.1
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 88.4
314% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,364
DQ Write 1,078
DQ Mixed 1,211
909% 1,218 MB/s
690GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1762 1862 2005 2032 2054 2077 MB/s
Read 2543
Write 2,284
Mixed 1,521
SusWrite 1,965
466% 2,078 MB/s
4K Read 57.4
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 79.5
274% 99.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,142
DQ Write 691
DQ Mixed 911
680% 915 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2328 2343 2333 2344 2345 2138 MB/s
Read 2,571
Write 2,116
Mixed 1,512
SusWrite 2,305
477% 2,126 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 63.7
210% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 569
DQ Write 525
DQ Mixed 508
392% 534 MB/s
636GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1962 1964 1921 2024 2043 2021 MB/s
Read 2,656
Write 2,213
Mixed 1,355
SusWrite 1,989
460% 2,053 MB/s
4K Read 52.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 64.8
217% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,123
DQ Write 564
DQ Mixed 373
402% 686 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1926 1883 1792 1755 1702 1758 MB/s
Read 2,544
Write 1,669
Mixed 970
SusWrite 1,803
389% 1,747 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 68.6
216% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 965
DQ Write 461
DQ Mixed 814
577% 747 MB/s
582GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1601 1940 1909 1870 1892 1869 MB/s
Read 2,044
Write 1,887
Mixed 1,224
SusWrite 1,847
393% 1,751 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 52
186% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 428
DQ Mixed 344
274% 379 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1124 602 675 799 497 474 MB/s
Read 2,017
Write 1,683
Mixed 1,169
SusWrite 695
310% 1,391 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 76.4
256% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 867
DQ Write 610
DQ Mixed 805
583% 761 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 486 371 374 385 376 376 MB/s
Read 2,000
Write 519
Mixed 729
SusWrite 395
199% 911 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 59.4
221% 84.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,179
DQ Write 752
DQ Mixed 1,055
763% 996 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 15,912 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 167%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 167%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $2,568

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1 month 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.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Is best for view streaming online and boot Games


Good

3 years ago.

I CANT READ OR USE THIS SITE KIKE YESTERDEY


Good

1 month ago.

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


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