Average Bench: 330% (16th of 1058)

Based on 74,011 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 230.0% 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 1,026MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,416MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 163%. 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 74,011 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,322 Read 2,416 2,809
1,097 Write 1,946 2,216
883 Mixed 1,288 1,562
917 SusWrite 1,758 2,199
415% 1,852 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.3 4K Read 54.1 62.9
73.6 4K Write 151 212
48.5 4K Mixed 74.1 89.7
257% 92.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
613 DQ Read 1,176 1,472
268 DQ Write 924 1,378
338 DQ Mixed 1,026 1,436
774% 1,042 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
139GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2128 2144 2172 2185 2104 2018 MB/s
Read 2,897
Write 2,165
Mixed 1,570
SusWrite 2,125
490% 2,189 MB/s
4K Read 63.1
4K Write 203
4K Mixed 88.6
317% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,413
DQ Write 1,225
DQ Mixed 1,286
973% 1,308 MB/s
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1551 1762 2164 2149 2154 2063 MB/s
Read 2,777
Write 2,112
Mixed 1539
SusWrite 1,974
470% 2,100 MB/s
4K Read 63.2
4K Write 215
4K Mixed 90
325% 123 MB/s
DQ Read 1,465
DQ Write 1,319
DQ Mixed 1,370
1,034% 1,385 MB/s
263GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1418 1718 1993 2043 2023 1994 MB/s
Read 2,532
Write 2,072
Mixed 1,231
SusWrite 1,865
431% 1,925 MB/s
4K Read 54
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 76.1
260% 93.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,275
DQ Write 980
DQ Mixed 1,115
837% 1,123 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1320 1264 1218 1180 1130 1100 MB/s
Read 2,546
Write 1,653
Mixed 1,195
SusWrite 1,202
367% 1,649 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 69
229% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,463
DQ Write 1,454
DQ Mixed 1,502
1,116% 1,473 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1067 1376 1405 1362 1309 1258 MB/s
Read 2,594
Write 2,022
Mixed 1,182
SusWrite 1,296
395% 1,773 MB/s
4K Read 54
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 72.4
253% 91.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,165
DQ Write 938
DQ Mixed 1,050
786% 1,051 MB/s
333GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1550 1693 1733 1610 1602 1618 MB/s
Read 1,827
Write 1614
Mixed 1,273
SusWrite 1,634
357% 1,587 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 70.4
4K Mixed 42.7
140% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,454
DQ Write 1343
DQ Mixed 1,353
1,028% 1,383 MB/s
271GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1550 1664 1796 1591 1591 1690 MB/s
Read 2,050
Write 1,611
Mixed 991
SusWrite 1,647
353% 1,575 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 64.4
196% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 775
DQ Write 558
DQ Mixed 734
530% 689 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 12,669 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: 50% - Average Total price: $2,322

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27 days ago.

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Excellent

19 months ago.

Excellent write/read speeds and high DWPD.


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

23 months 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

20 months ago.

Fast, Cheap, Really Fast, Samsung


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