Average Bench: 323% (19th of 1058)

Based on 84,172 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 223.3% 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 967MB/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 145MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 53.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 84,172 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,397 Read 2,416 2,790
1,173 Write 1,912 2,206
832 Mixed 1,247 1,532
922 SusWrite 1,707 2,182
407% 1,820 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38 4K Read 53.4 62.7
70.2 4K Write 145 208
51.3 4K Mixed 73.1 88.3
252% 90.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
559 DQ Read 1,158 1,469
275 DQ Write 852 1,255
282 DQ Mixed 967 1,363
733% 992 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
364GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2205 2206 2208 2209 2210 2210 MB/s
Read 2,813
Write 2,214
Mixed 1,614
SusWrite 2208
496% 2,212 MB/s
4K Read 61.4
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 83.6
290% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,282
DQ Write 1,075
DQ Mixed 1133
861% 1,163 MB/s
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2033 2199 2202 2207 2205 2207 MB/s
Read 2,644
Write 2,190
Mixed 1240
SusWrite 2,176
462% 2,062 MB/s
4K Read 63.2
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 88.2
315% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,245
DQ Write 905
DQ Mixed 890
715% 1,013 MB/s
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1324 1758 2148 2133 2134 1994 MB/s
Read 2,664
Write 2,082
Mixed 1,062
SusWrite 1,915
431% 1,931 MB/s
4K Read 60.5
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 89.1
314% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,461
DQ Write 963
DQ Mixed 1,446
1,015% 1,290 MB/s
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1432 1581 2009 2091 2049 2062 MB/s
Read 2,278
Write 2,151
Mixed 1,360
SusWrite 1,870
430% 1,915 MB/s
4K Read 56.4
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 70.7
241% 83.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,421
DQ Write 1,238
DQ Mixed 1331
997% 1,330 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1396 1856 1864 1911 1657 1908 MB/s
Read 2,570
Write 2,133
Mixed 1,347
SusWrite 1,765
437% 1,954 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 72.1
246% 87.4 MB/s
DQ Read 844
DQ Write 605
DQ Mixed 708
533% 719 MB/s
277GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1922 1912 1836 1784 1730 1643 MB/s
Read 2,322
Write 1,930
Mixed 1,351
SusWrite 1,805
415% 1,852 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 64.9
220% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,085
DQ Write 416
DQ Mixed 305
343% 602 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 15,001 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 167%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 167%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $2,369

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5 months ago.

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Average

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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

2 years ago.

Fast, Cheap, Really Fast, Samsung


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