Average Bench: 322% (33rd of 1080)

Based on 93,447 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 221.6% 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 1,033MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,339MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 198%. 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 Read Speed 53.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 153MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 93,447 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,095 Read 2,339 2,814
942 Write 1,892 2,212
766 Mixed 1,264 1,548
694 SusWrite 1,669 2,191
401% 1,791 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 4K Read 53.1 63.3
65.3 4K Write 153 218
43.2 4K Mixed 73.5 91.5
256% 93.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
535 DQ Read 1,183 1,471
307 DQ Write 932 1,549
395 DQ Mixed 1,033 1,592
780% 1,049 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
334GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2214 2220 2221 2211 2218 2203 MB/s
Read 2,664
Write 2,218
Mixed 1,424
SusWrite 2,214
478% 2,130 MB/s
4K Read 62.1
4K Write 214
4K Mixed 89.4
322% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1,468
DQ Write 1,629
DQ Mixed 1,598
1,189% 1,565 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2036 2045 2047 2060 2028 2045 MB/s
Read 2,760
Write 2,154
Mixed 1,474
SusWrite 2,043
472% 2,108 MB/s
4K Read 53.9
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 74.1
245% 85.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,476
DQ Write 1,200
DQ Mixed 1292
980% 1,322 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1932 2150 2155 2162 2176 2161 MB/s
Read 2613
Write 2,196
Mixed 1,445
SusWrite 2,123
470% 2,094 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 60.7
212% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,058
DQ Write 842
DQ Mixed 944
708% 948 MB/s
390GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2122 2193 2201 2198 2198 2204 MB/s
Read 2,553
Write 2,199
Mixed 1,402
SusWrite 2186
468% 2,085 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 62.1
204% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 829
DQ Write 596
DQ Mixed 714
533% 713 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2028 1869 2026 2000 1977 1971 MB/s
Read 1,353
Write 2,150
Mixed 1,015
SusWrite 1,979
368% 1,624 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 69.8
237% 82.8 MB/s
DQ Read 929
DQ Write 550
DQ Mixed 777
569% 752 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1056 891 862 839 806 790 MB/s
Read 2,539
Write 1,306
Mixed 1,109
SusWrite 874
322% 1457 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 64.4
214% 73.6 MB/s
DQ Read 828
DQ Write 647
DQ Mixed 715
541% 730 MB/s
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3 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

Excellent write/read speeds and high DWPD.


6 years ago.


5 years ago.

Extremely fast


5 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!


4 years ago.

Fast, Cheap, Really Fast, Samsung

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