Average Bench: 324% (19th of 1058)

Based on 94,686 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 970 PRO 512GB, NVMe Samsung SSD 970

The Samsung 970 Pro is a third generation NVMe PCIe SSD which replaces the 960 Pro. It comes in a M.2. form factor and features Samsung’s latest Phoenix controller and 64 layer proprietary 3D MLC NAND. MLC NAND has better write consistency but is more expensive than the TLC NAND found in the 970 Evo. The 970 Pro demonstrates a 16% increase in peak sequential write speed over the 960 Pro. There are also improvements in random read and write speeds. Interestingly this iteration of Pro SSDs come with a price cut, with the 512GB retailing at just $250 and the 1TB at $500, whilst at the time of writing, the 512GB 960 Pro is $315. The 970 Pro targets professionals who may rely on Samsung’s 5 year or 600TBW warranty and who may need its extended write performance. But, for most users who rarely transfer more than 22 GB at a time (this is the size of the SLC cache the 500GB 970 Evo), the cheaper 970 Evo may represent better value for money[May '18 SSDrivePro]

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 223.6% 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 512GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,023MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,380MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 176%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 152MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 53.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 94,686 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,361 Read 2,380 2,824
1,069 Write 1,890 2,213
903 Mixed 1,251 1,554
714 SusWrite 1,678 2,206
403% 1,800 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.6 4K Read 53.8 63.8
78.4 4K Write 152 220
50.1 4K Mixed 73.7 92.2
257% 93.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
664 DQ Read 1,198 1,472
290 DQ Write 911 1,443
318 DQ Mixed 1,023 1,594
774% 1,044 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2200 2208 2216 2221 2223 2202 MB/s
Read 2,680
Write 2,229
Mixed 1,526
SusWrite 2,212
485% 2,162 MB/s
4K Read 64.2
4K Write 211
4K Mixed 90.9
326% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1,454
DQ Write 1,278
DQ Mixed 1,523
1,099% 1,419 MB/s
340GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2093 2137 2202 2167 2044 2107 MB/s
Read 2,892
Write 2,173
Mixed 1,444
SusWrite 2,125
483% 2,158 MB/s
4K Read 63
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 89
319% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,385
DQ Write 1,116
DQ Mixed 1,219
921% 1,240 MB/s
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2066 2056 2021 2045 2020 2087 MB/s
Read 2,777
Write 1,902
Mixed 1,009
SusWrite 2049
431% 1,934 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 80.3
256% 93.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,198
DQ Write 872
DQ Mixed 1,002
758% 1,024 MB/s
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1290 1323 1284 1356 1291 1315 MB/s
Read 2063
Write 1,806
Mixed 1463
SusWrite 1,310
372% 1,660 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 85.8
297% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,461
DQ Write 1,025
DQ Mixed 1,276
944% 1,254 MB/s
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1053 1168 1426 1405 1367 1408 MB/s
Read 1,601
Write 1,345
Mixed 1,328
SusWrite 1,305
314% 1,395 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 78.6
263% 95.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1345
DQ Write 841
DQ Mixed 1,155
844% 1,114 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 16,661 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 167%
Desktop 101%
Workstation 167%

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $689

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $2,782

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7 months ago.

Its provides good performance but falls behind in comparison with th 980 pro


2 years ago.

Excellent write/read speeds and high DWPD.


3 years ago.


2 years ago.

Extremely fast


2 years ago.

My first SSD upgrade over the stock TEAM Lite drive my system came with. After a re-install of Windows 10; this became my boot drive. With a second 970 Pro for storage. I considered going RAID 0 but did not see the benefit? If I'm mistaken please let me know! Regardless; I'm thrilled with the speed increase over the existing drives!


2 years ago.

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