Average Bench: 332% (13th of 1040)

Based on 75,842 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 231.7% 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 1,040MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,426MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 170%. 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 54.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 75,842 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,314 Read 2,426 2,830
1,088 Write 1,952 2,218
844 Mixed 1,269 1,567
761 SusWrite 1,771 2,201
415% 1,854 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.4 4K Read 54.3 63.1
78.6 4K Write 151 214
54.2 4K Mixed 74.6 90.4
258% 93.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
571 DQ Read 1,167 1,468
307 DQ Write 950 1,388
367 DQ Mixed 1,040 1438
784% 1,052 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1877 2194 2183 2188 2194 2146 MB/s
Read 2,947
Write 2,202
Mixed 1,468
SusWrite 2,130
489% 2,187 MB/s
4K Read 66.3
4K Write 223
4K Mixed 94.9
340% 128 MB/s
DQ Read 1,406
DQ Write 1,187
DQ Mixed 1296
971% 1,296 MB/s
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2198 2198 2198 2201 2172 1964 MB/s
Read 2,851
Write 2,202
Mixed 1494
SusWrite 2,155
487% 2,176 MB/s
4K Read 62.8
4K Write 220
4K Mixed 91.5
329% 125 MB/s
DQ Read 1,471
DQ Write 1,343
DQ Mixed 1,412
1,058% 1,409 MB/s
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2187 2194 2198 2200 2187 1950 MB/s
Read 2,580
Write 2,206
Mixed 1,506
SusWrite 2,153
474% 2,111 MB/s
4K Read 60.5
4K Write 219
4K Mixed 87.8
320% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1,459
DQ Write 1,288
DQ Mixed 1,395
1,040% 1,381 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2188 2196 2195 2213 2211 2038 MB/s
Read 2,666
Write 2192
Mixed 1,431
SusWrite 2,174
474% 2,116 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 78.2
268% 96.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1243
DQ Write 960
DQ Mixed 1,110
828% 1,104 MB/s
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2191 2205 2210 2212 2216 2219 MB/s
Read 2,747
Write 2,211
Mixed 1,540
SusWrite 2,209
488% 2,177 MB/s
4K Read 57.8
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 72.4
245% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,107
DQ Write 928
DQ Mixed 1,005
756% 1,013 MB/s
270GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1162 2047 2134 2155 2106 1818 MB/s
Read 2,753
Write 2,172
Mixed 1,330
SusWrite 1,904
456% 2,040 MB/s
4K Read 59.1
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 74.5
262% 93.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,202
DQ Write 787
DQ Mixed 913
703% 968 MB/s
229GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2149 2182 2180 2176 2069 2012 MB/s
Read 2,591
Write 2,197
Mixed 1,462
SusWrite 2128
470% 2,095 MB/s
4K Read 54
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 74.1
246% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1028
DQ Write 712
DQ Mixed 943
684% 894 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 11,287 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 170%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 169%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $2,367

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Excellent

16 months ago.

Excellent write/read speeds and high DWPD.


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

20 months ago.

Extremely fast


Excellent

24 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

18 months ago.

Fast, Cheap, Really Fast, Samsung


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