Average Bench: 297% (21st of 1016)

Based on 4,929 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 197.2% 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 1,063MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,074MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 161%. 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 142MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 49.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,929 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,246 Read 2,215 2,529
1,204 Write 2,074 2,415
907 Mixed 1,423 1,702
947 SusWrite 1,401 1,856
399% 1,778 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35 4K Read 49.9 58.8
71.7 4K Write 142 198
46.2 4K Mixed 70.9 86.6
242% 87.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
498 DQ Read 1,180 1,663
356 DQ Write 990 1,448
406 DQ Mixed 1,063 1,495
802% 1,078 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
824GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1555 1271 1262 1261 1259 900 MB/s
Read 2,449
Write 2,334
Mixed 1,609
SusWrite 1,251
428% 1,911 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 74.2
251% 90.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,256
DQ Write 1,118
DQ Mixed 1,054
827% 1,143 MB/s
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1402 1025 917 873 835 855 MB/s
Read 2,368
Write 2,197
Mixed 1,410
SusWrite 984
389% 1,740 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 81.4
278% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,504
DQ Write 1,294
DQ Mixed 1388
1,043% 1,395 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2134 2197 2215 1845 1158 1158 MB/s
Read 2,366
Write 2,257
Mixed 1,610
SusWrite 1,784
450% 2,005 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 64.9
212% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 792
DQ Write 544
DQ Mixed 735
531% 691 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1394 1611 1767 1832 1845 1850 MB/s
Read 1,140
Write 1192
Mixed 966
SusWrite 1,716
284% 1,253 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 58.8
193% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 45.1
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 160
137% 190 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,628,000 SSDs tested.

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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 12,800 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 137%
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Desktop
Desktop 144%
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Workstation
Workstation 136%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $290

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $2,481

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