Average Bench: 325% (20th of 1058)

Based on 81,002 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 225.4% 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 985MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,433MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 169%. 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 149MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 55.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 81,002 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,297 Read 2,433 2,852
1,095 Write 1,926 2,209
771 Mixed 1,266 1,554
784 SusWrite 1,699 2,188
410% 1,831 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.8 4K Read 55.1 63.4
73.5 4K Write 149 212
50.7 4K Mixed 74 90.2
257% 92.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
615 DQ Read 1,145 1,469
174 DQ Write 879 1,379
299 DQ Mixed 985 1,460
744% 1,003 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
144GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2204 2207 2106 2049 1982 1851 MB/s
Read 2,748
Write 2,197
Mixed 1,447
SusWrite 2,066
474% 2,115 MB/s
4K Read 61.9
4K Write 196
4K Mixed 86.7
309% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,332
DQ Write 1,158
DQ Mixed 1,227
925% 1,239 MB/s
370GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2123 1953 1957 1974 2043 2051 MB/s
Read 2,557
Write 2,219
Mixed 1,455
SusWrite 2,017
462% 2,062 MB/s
4K Read 60.1
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 85
290% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,378
DQ Write 1,195
DQ Mixed 1,264
954% 1,279 MB/s
291GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1828 2006 2015 1955 1958 1837 MB/s
Read 2,649
Write 2,070
Mixed 1,424
SusWrite 1,933
452% 2,019 MB/s
4K Read 59.3
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 82.5
286% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,166
DQ Write 957
DQ Mixed 1,076
802% 1,066 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2192 2181 2192 2202 2187 2159 MB/s
Read 2,588
Write 2,206
Mixed 1,395
SusWrite 2,186
470% 2,094 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 72
240% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 921
DQ Write 607
DQ Mixed 835
604% 788 MB/s
276GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1829 1684 1678 1612 1626 1551 MB/s
Read 2,639
Write 2,129
Mixed 1,342
SusWrite 1,663
434% 1,943 MB/s
4K Read 58.3
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 82.8
288% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,240
DQ Write 953
DQ Mixed 1,079
812% 1,091 MB/s
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1276 1368 1341 1305 1253 1225 MB/s
Read 2,741
Write 1,910
Mixed 1,385
SusWrite 1,295
408% 1,833 MB/s
4K Read 61.5
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 88.5
306% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,297
DQ Write 1,098
DQ Mixed 1,173
886% 1,189 MB/s
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1941 2005 1997 2022 2081 2112 MB/s
Read 2,135
Write 1,755
Mixed 1,158
SusWrite 2,026
397% 1,769 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 55.7
196% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 734
DQ Write 464
DQ Mixed 626
460% 608 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 13,640 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
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: 44% - Average Total price: $2,219

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2 months ago.

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Average

14 days ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

Excellent write/read speeds and high DWPD.


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Extremely fast


Excellent

2 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

22 months ago.

Fast, Cheap, Really Fast, Samsung


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