Average Bench: 283% (10th of 959)

Based on 474 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 182.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 897MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,939MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 154%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 136MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 48.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 474 samples)
Min Avg Max
936 Read 2,080 2,531
923 Write 1,939 2,399
779 Mixed 1,384 1,841
889 SusWrite 1,388 1,757
381% 1,698 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36 4K Read 48.9 56.8
69.1 4K Write 136 200
33.2 4K Mixed 68.2 84.6
234% 84.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
172 DQ Read 997 1,498
219 DQ Write 840 1,257
94.7 DQ Mixed 897 1,351
678% 911 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2074 1879 1306 1191 1202 1205 MB/s
Read 2494
Write 2,408
Mixed 1,708
SusWrite 1,476
454% 2,022 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 81.2
277% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,287
DQ Write 1,118
DQ Mixed 1,195
898% 1,200 MB/s
668GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1021 2141 1699 1161 1168 771 MB/s
Read 2,319
Write 2125
Mixed 1,628
SusWrite 1,327
415% 1,850 MB/s
4K Read 54.5
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 79.8
271% 98.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,016
DQ Write 734
DQ Mixed 878
655% 876 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1307 1406 1143 1327 1156 1162 MB/s
Read 2,001
Write 1,894
Mixed 1,209
SusWrite 1,250
356% 1,589 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 58.8
201% 71.9 MB/s
DQ Read 622
DQ Write 438
DQ Mixed 521
391% 527 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 832 587 544 467 548 600 MB/s
Read 1,951
Write 1,193
Mixed 991
SusWrite 596
262% 1,183 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 82.4
4K Mixed 55.5
177% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 536
DQ Write 893
DQ Mixed 684
527% 704 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1094 1203 1178 1183 1031 782 MB/s
Read 1,327
Write 1,503
Mixed 1,168
SusWrite 1,078
286% 1,269 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 42.4
156% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 581
DQ Write 587
DQ Mixed 533
414% 567 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 6,200 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 132%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 143%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 126%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 175% - Outstanding Total price: $2,114

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