Average Bench: 322% (27th of 1071)

Based on 93,447 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 221.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,033MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,339MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 198%. 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 Read Speed 53.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 93,447 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,095 Read 2,339 2,814
942 Write 1,892 2,212
766 Mixed 1,264 1,548
694 SusWrite 1,669 2,191
401% 1,791 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 4K Read 53.1 63.3
65.3 4K Write 153 218
43.2 4K Mixed 73.5 91.5
256% 93.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
535 DQ Read 1,183 1,471
307 DQ Write 932 1,549
395 DQ Mixed 1,033 1,592
780% 1,049 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
324GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2212 2215 2215 2216 2215 2215 MB/s
Read 2,887
Write 2,216
Mixed 1,698
SusWrite 2,215
505% 2,254 MB/s
4K Read 66.2
4K Write 256
4K Mixed 97.9
361% 140 MB/s
DQ Read 1,478
DQ Write 1,982
DQ Mixed 1,623
1,256% 1,694 MB/s
287GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2199 2196 2200 2189 1757 1677 MB/s
Read 2,878
Write 2,211
Mixed 1,460
SusWrite 2,036
480% 2,146 MB/s
4K Read 62.5
4K Write 215
4K Mixed 91.1
325% 123 MB/s
DQ Read 1441
DQ Write 1,186
DQ Mixed 1,254
955% 1,294 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2058 2050 2143 2196 2181 2193 MB/s
Read 2,520
Write 2,210
Mixed 1,452
SusWrite 2,137
467% 2,080 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 65.6
218% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 976
DQ Write 512
DQ Mixed 825
592% 771 MB/s
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 946 1578 1943 1837 1935 1868 MB/s
Read 2,513
Write 2,006
Mixed 1,094
SusWrite 1,684
408% 1,824 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 66.9
216% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,342
DQ Write 963
DQ Mixed 1,136
853% 1,147 MB/s
291GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1489 1776 1918 2001 1890 1753 MB/s
Read 2,122
Write 2177
Mixed 1,358
SusWrite 1,804
420% 1,866 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 55.7
182% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 927
DQ Write 626
DQ Mixed 749
566% 767 MB/s
474GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1726 1427 1817 1756 1770 1785 MB/s
Read 2,093
Write 1943
Mixed 1,422
SusWrite 1,713
403% 1,793 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 37
4K Mixed 43.2
130% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 154
116% 155 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 5,751 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 152%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 151%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $689

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,885

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13 months ago.

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Average

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Excellent write/read speeds and high DWPD.


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Extremely fast


Excellent

3 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!


Excellent

3 years ago.

Fast, Cheap, Really Fast, Samsung


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