Average Bench: 336% (4th of 980)

Based on 12,831 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]

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Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 236.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,071MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,371MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 158%. 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.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 154MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 54.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,831 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,288 Read 2,371 2,814
1,148 Write 1,964 2,217
836 Mixed 1,283 1,545
1,092 SusWrite 1,850 2,196
418% 1,867 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41.6 4K Read 54.7 63.4
95.2 4K Write 154 214
56.5 4K Mixed 75.2 90.4
261% 94.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
539 DQ Read 1,153 1,472
393 DQ Write 1,008 1,525
427 DQ Mixed 1,071 1,549
805% 1,077 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
325GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2174 2179 2044 1993 2065 2068 MB/s
Read 2,747
Write 2,211
Mixed 1,548
SusWrite 2,087
481% 2,148 MB/s
4K Read 61.7
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 83.6
293% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1468
DQ Write 1,312
DQ Mixed 1,384
1,039% 1,388 MB/s
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2108 2066 1976 1977 2027 1996 MB/s
Read 2,693
Write 2211
Mixed 1,419
SusWrite 2025
467% 2,087 MB/s
4K Read 57.6
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 79.9
272% 98 MB/s
DQ Read 1,217
DQ Write 1,059
DQ Mixed 1,120
844% 1,132 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1875 1939 2035 2065 2063 2008 MB/s
Read 2,668
Write 2010
Mixed 1,275
SusWrite 1,997
444% 1,988 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 74.3
241% 89.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,365
DQ Write 1,216
DQ Mixed 1,259
953% 1,280 MB/s
294GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 964 987 1544 2146 1900 2022 MB/s
Read 2,587
Write 2,195
Mixed 1,416
SusWrite 1,594
436% 1,948 MB/s
4K Read 56.6
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 76.4
263% 94.2 MB/s
DQ Read 58.2
DQ Write 1,026
DQ Mixed 822
553% 635 MB/s
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 956 840 849 827 757 718 MB/s
Read 2,583
Write 1,341
Mixed 1,258
SusWrite 824
332% 1,502 MB/s
4K Read 54.1
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 72.9
255% 92.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,098
DQ Write 1,030
DQ Mixed 1,051
792% 1,059 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1051 1026 1250 1223 1210 1162 MB/s
Read 1,322
Write 1,177
Mixed 887
SusWrite 1,154
255% 1,135 MB/s
4K Read 59.1
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 80.3
289% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,468
DQ Write 1,428
DQ Mixed 1574
1,147% 1,490 MB/s
477GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 405 393 384 411 382 MB/s
Read 1,054
Write 795
Mixed 817
SusWrite 390
171% 764 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 64.5
209% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 518
DQ Write 439
DQ Mixed 488
363% 482 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 18,980 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 133%
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Desktop
Desktop 157%
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Workstation
Workstation 135%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 124% - Outstanding Total price: $1,680

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Excellent write/read speeds and high DWPD.


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