Average Bench: 337% (5th of 1000)

Based on 23,478 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 237.1% 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 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,086MB/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 197%. 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 156MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 54.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,478 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,177 Read 2,371 2,835
987 Write 1,963 2217
803 Mixed 1,280 1,543
806 SusWrite 1,845 2,188
418% 1,865 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.5 4K Read 54.7 63.4
96.8 4K Write 156 220
55.3 4K Mixed 75.5 91.3
262% 95.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
517 DQ Read 1,170 1,472
406 DQ Write 1,019 1,522
407 DQ Mixed 1,086 1,553
816% 1,092 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
150GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2203 2203 2200 2202 2203 2186 MB/s
Read 2,859
Write 2,202
Mixed 1,671
SusWrite 2,200
500% 2,233 MB/s
4K Read 66.6
4K Write 260
4K Mixed 97.1
363% 141 MB/s
DQ Read 1,471
DQ Write 1,603
DQ Mixed 1,594
1,184% 1,556 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2171 2178 2194 2189 2179 2201 MB/s
Read 2,655
Write 2,116
Mixed 1252
SusWrite 2,185
460% 2052 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 77.4
262% 93.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,326
DQ Write 1,154
DQ Mixed 1,199
910% 1,226 MB/s
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2094 2113 2193 2208 2186 1983 MB/s
Read 2,614
Write 2,192
Mixed 1,429
SusWrite 2,130
469% 2,091 MB/s
4K Read 56.9
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 76.4
260% 92.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,449
DQ Write 1,249
DQ Mixed 1,300
988% 1,333 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2021 2037 2172 2198 1655 1893 MB/s
Read 2,522
Write 1,667
Mixed 1,211
SusWrite 1,996
413% 1,849 MB/s
4K Read 56.3
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 74.6
261% 94.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,117
DQ Write 924
DQ Mixed 1,032
770% 1,024 MB/s
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1230 1077 1015 978 874 996 MB/s
Read 756
Write 816
Mixed 690
SusWrite 1,028
186% 823 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 27.3
145% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,167
DQ Write 1,078
DQ Mixed 1,144
853% 1,130 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 22,672 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 134%
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Desktop
Desktop 157%
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Workstation
Workstation 134%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $1,603

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 Comments

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Excellent

11 months ago.

Excellent write/read speeds and high DWPD.


Good

12 months ago.


Good

2 months ago.

Very fast.


Excellent

7 days ago.

Extremely fast


Excellent

3 months 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!


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