Average Bench: 334% (4th of 964)

Based on 7,088 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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 233.9% 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 998MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,369MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 161%. 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 150MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 54.1MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 7,088 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,265 Read 2,369 2,786
1,105 Write 1,974 2,219
850 Mixed 1,288 1,542
1,131 SusWrite 1,879 2,196
421% 1,878 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.5 4K Read 54.1 62.1
94.9 4K Write 150 208
57.1 4K Mixed 74.6 88.5
257% 92.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
366 DQ Read 1,086 1,466
452 DQ Write 934 1,418
413 DQ Mixed 998 1,478
751% 1,006 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2209 2208 2212 2211 2212 2214 MB/s
Read 2,823
Write 2,223
Mixed 1,295
SusWrite 2,211
478% 2,138 MB/s
4K Read 63.1
4K Write 216
4K Mixed 91.9
328% 124 MB/s
DQ Read 1,471
DQ Write 1,331
DQ Mixed 1,379
1,040% 1,394 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2028 2004 1967 1920 1792 1663 MB/s
Read 2,863
Write 2,163
Mixed 1,464
SusWrite 1,896
469% 2,096 MB/s
4K Read 62.8
4K Write 201
4K Mixed 88.6
315% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1,326
DQ Write 1,136
DQ Mixed 1,204
910% 1,222 MB/s
450GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1913 1947 2098 2115 2112 2114 MB/s
Read 2,539
Write 2,189
Mixed 1,328
SusWrite 2,050
454% 2,027 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 85.3
294% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,444
DQ Write 1,000
DQ Mixed 1,183
894% 1,209 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2159 2142 2072 2040 1949 1660 MB/s
Read 2434
Write 2,120
Mixed 1,398
SusWrite 2,004
446% 1,989 MB/s
4K Read 60
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 84.2
291% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,287
DQ Write 1124
DQ Mixed 1,185
894% 1,199 MB/s
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2161 2165 2134 2176 1895 1897 MB/s
Read 2,560
Write 2195
Mixed 1,490
SusWrite 2,071
466% 2,079 MB/s
4K Read 50.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 66.8
223% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 412
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 396
295% 392 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1693 1894 1911 1722 1036 912 MB/s
Read 2389
Write 1,771
Mixed 1,324
SusWrite 1528
392% 1,753 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 70.6
208% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 582
DQ Write 540
DQ Mixed 551
416% 558 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1252 1243 1241 1223 1223 1217 MB/s
Read 1,061
Write 1,186
Mixed 901
SusWrite 1,233
248% 1,095 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 80.7
280% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,232
DQ Write 1,079
DQ Mixed 1,122
850% 1,144 MB/s
7,088 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,664,317 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $17819 mins
EbayUS $17922 mins
BHPhotoUS $1901 day
NeweggUS $1901 day
Send price feedback
Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 15,868 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 134%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 156%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 135%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 126% - Outstanding Total price: $1,676

Popular 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

5 months ago.

Excellent write/read speeds and high DWPD.


Good

6 months ago.


Your
opinion?
964 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $340Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $234Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $97
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback