Average Bench: 324% (19th of 1058)

Based on 84,032 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 223.9% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,032MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,391MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 184%. 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 154MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 54.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 84,032 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,295 Read 2,391 2,831
983 Write 1,885 2,213
790 Mixed 1,263 1,546
621 SusWrite 1,660 2,202
403% 1,800 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.7 4K Read 54.8 63.6
76.7 4K Write 154 227
49 4K Mixed 74.1 92.7
259% 94.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
528 DQ Read 1,180 1,470
291 DQ Write 930 1,527
342 DQ Mixed 1,032 1,582
778% 1,047 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
254GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2094 1980 2126 2097 2049 1873 MB/s
Read 2586
Write 2,139
Mixed 1,426
SusWrite 2,036
459% 2,047 MB/s
4K Read 59.6
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 86.8
310% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1,441
DQ Write 1,537
DQ Mixed 1,584
1,166% 1,521 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2164 2146 2120 2143 2178 2183 MB/s
Read 2599
Write 2,164
Mixed 1,559
SusWrite 2,156
476% 2,119 MB/s
4K Read 62
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 85.3
305% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,359
DQ Write 1,101
DQ Mixed 1,158
887% 1,206 MB/s
255GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1972 1985 1932 1942 1888 1858 MB/s
Read 2,509
Write 2,144
Mixed 1161
SusWrite 1,930
434% 1,936 MB/s
4K Read 60.9
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 88
306% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1451
DQ Write 1,505
DQ Mixed 1,563
1,152% 1,506 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2189 2162 2144 2156 2157 2150 MB/s
Read 2704
Write 2,211
Mixed 1,487
SusWrite 2,160
480% 2,140 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 68.1
229% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,069
DQ Write 829
DQ Mixed 918
695% 939 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 209 310 334 341 258 MB/s
Read 667
Write 473
Mixed 623
SusWrite 288
115% 513 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 35.2
4K Mixed 23.3
85% 27.6 MB/s
DQ Read 17.2
DQ Write 79.5
DQ Mixed 16.6
22% 37.8 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 18,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 163%
Desktop 101%
Workstation 163%

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $287

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $2,210

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14 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

Excellent write/read speeds and high DWPD.


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3 years ago.

Extremely fast


3 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!


3 years ago.

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