Average Bench: 336% (11th of 1011)

Based on 35,806 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 235.7% 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 1,091MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,377MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 182%. 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 158MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 55.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,806 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,141 Read 2,377 2,837
1,018 Write 1,939 2,217
795 Mixed 1,281 1,565
922 SusWrite 1,805 2,194
414% 1,850 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.6 4K Read 55.3 63
97.2 4K Write 158 215
48.2 4K Mixed 75.3 90.9
264% 96.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
438 DQ Read 1,173 1,473
394 DQ Write 1,035 1,501
372 DQ Mixed 1,091 1,544
822% 1,100 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2205 2193 2192 2194 2200 2202 MB/s
Read 2595
Write 2,205
Mixed 1,417
SusWrite 2,198
472% 2,104 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 260
4K Mixed 89.2
344% 136 MB/s
DQ Read 1,470
DQ Write 1,361
DQ Mixed 1,422
1,065% 1,418 MB/s
458GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2119 2130 2121 2111 2119 2105 MB/s
Read 2,649
Write 2,134
Mixed 1,444
SusWrite 2,118
468% 2,086 MB/s
4K Read 60.6
4K Write 216
4K Mixed 91.8
324% 123 MB/s
DQ Read 1,462
DQ Write 1,614
DQ Mixed 1,576
1,175% 1,550 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2212 2207 2219 2219 2188 1966 MB/s
Read 2,673
Write 2,213
Mixed 1,511
SusWrite 2,168
480% 2,141 MB/s
4K Read 62.3
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 86.8
307% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,345
DQ Write 1,200
DQ Mixed 1250
944% 1,265 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1930 1926 1989 2079 2006 1973 MB/s
Read 2,786
Write 2,193
Mixed 1,530
SusWrite 1,984
475% 2,123 MB/s
4K Read 62.8
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 88.1
316% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,432
DQ Write 1,187
DQ Mixed 1,275
964% 1,298 MB/s
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1572 2112 2125 2178 2190 2185 MB/s
Read 2779
Write 2,181
Mixed 1,489
SusWrite 2,060
476% 2,127 MB/s
4K Read 59.2
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 80.2
271% 95.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1450
DQ Write 994
DQ Mixed 1,130
868% 1,191 MB/s
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1620 2199 2134 2202 2211 1880 MB/s
Read 2,765
Write 2,199
Mixed 1,467
SusWrite 2,041
474% 2,118 MB/s
4K Read 62.2
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 87.9
314% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 62.9
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 90.3
83% 121 MB/s
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2166 1845 1918 1451 1438 1490 MB/s
Read 1308
Write 1,457
Mixed 921
SusWrite 1,718
305% 1,351 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 75
248% 88.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,302
DQ Write 1,129
DQ Mixed 1,188
898% 1,206 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 9,822 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 134%
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Desktop
Desktop 155%
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Workstation
Workstation 142%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $257

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $2,057

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 Comments

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13 days ago.

The regular 970 Evo except it costs way more for no reason.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Excellent write/read speeds and high DWPD.


Good

17 months ago.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Extremely fast


Excellent

8 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!


Excellent

2 months ago.

Fast, Cheap, Really Fast, Samsung


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