Average Bench: 333% (11th of 1037)

Based on 62,058 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 233.3% 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 1,063MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,432MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 154%. 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 151MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 54.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 62,058 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,390 Read 2,432 2,795
1,246 Write 1,989 2,214
919 Mixed 1,292 1,552
838 SusWrite 1,782 2,194
420% 1,874 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.6 4K Read 54.1 62.8
77.1 4K Write 151 210
51.1 4K Mixed 73.9 90
256% 92.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
739 DQ Read 1,183 1,468
483 DQ Write 982 1,408
550 DQ Mixed 1,063 1,413
801% 1,076 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2028 2057 2054 2093 2088 2094 MB/s
Read 2,839
Write 2,160
Mixed 1,432
SusWrite 2,069
475% 2,125 MB/s
4K Read 63
4K Write 214
4K Mixed 89.1
323% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1,338
DQ Write 1,198
DQ Mixed 1,236
936% 1,257 MB/s
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2161 2194 2194 2199 2199 2160 MB/s
Read 2,708
Write 2,214
Mixed 1,447
SusWrite 2,184
479% 2,138 MB/s
4K Read 59.5
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 83.2
289% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,006
DQ Write 803
DQ Mixed 940
694% 916 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1951 2136 2150 2146 2148 2156 MB/s
Read 2,743
Write 2,144
Mixed 1,522
SusWrite 2,114
477% 2,131 MB/s
4K Read 55.6
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 78.4
267% 96.3 MB/s
DQ Read 869
DQ Write 766
DQ Mixed 813
611% 816 MB/s
275GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1208 1732 2157 2099 1906 1607 MB/s
Read 2,558
Write 2,171
Mixed 1,463
SusWrite 1,785
447% 1,994 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 74.7
255% 91.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,395
DQ Write 1,220
DQ Mixed 1284
969% 1,300 MB/s
386GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2145 2164 2176 2179 2185 2181 MB/s
Read 2,258
Write 2,140
Mixed 1,310
SusWrite 2,172
443% 1,970 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 69.7
265% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,146
DQ Write 796
DQ Mixed 961
720% 968 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1338 1774 1923 1855 1534 1210 MB/s
Read 2534
Write 1,995
Mixed 1,436
SusWrite 1,606
423% 1,893 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 78.6
277% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,350
DQ Write 1,155
DQ Mixed 1,231
928% 1,245 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2211 2180 2177 2155 2114 1827 MB/s
Read 2428
Write 2,180
Mixed 1,453
SusWrite 2,111
459% 2,043 MB/s
4K Read 54.1
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 74
248% 87.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,010
DQ Write 670
DQ Mixed 909
660% 863 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1989 2143 2150 2168 2132 1772 MB/s
Read 2,379
Write 2,145
Mixed 1,410
SusWrite 2,059
449% 1,998 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 71.8
245% 87.4 MB/s
DQ Read 54.6
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 75.9
64% 90.7 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1012 1386 1946 1558 1542 1545 MB/s
Read 1,772
Write 1,583
Mixed 1,182
SusWrite 1498
339% 1,509 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 66.2
4K Mixed 64.6
162% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,138
DQ Write 954
DQ Mixed 1,057
789% 1,050 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 7,667 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 172%
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Desktop
Desktop 103%
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Workstation
Workstation 172%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $385

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $2,396

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Excellent

12 months ago.

Excellent write/read speeds and high DWPD.


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

16 months ago.

Extremely fast


Excellent

19 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

13 months ago.

Fast, Cheap, Really Fast, Samsung


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