Average Bench: 298% (19th of 1011)

Based on 3,945 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 198.4% 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 1,098MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,040MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 162%. 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 Read Speed 49.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 144MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,945 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,209 Read 2,183 2,520
1,115 Write 2,040 2,412
834 Mixed 1,388 1,689
751 SusWrite 1,406 1,847
393% 1,754 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.6 4K Read 49.8 58.7
85 4K Write 144 204
48.3 4K Mixed 71.3 88.1
243% 88.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
563 DQ Read 1,208 1,678
402 DQ Write 1,037 1,488
454 DQ Mixed 1,098 1,561
830% 1,114 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: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2315 2298 2315 1544 1166 1153 MB/s
Read 2,476
Write 2,285
Mixed 1,732
SusWrite 1,798
465% 2,073 MB/s
4K Read 58.5
4K Write 196
4K Mixed 87.1
304% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,453
DQ Write 1,224
DQ Mixed 1,336
1,002% 1,338 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2355 2350 2403 1614 1128 1131 MB/s
Read 2,461
Write 2,338
Mixed 1,364
SusWrite 1,830
448% 1,998 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 75.1
249% 88.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,752
DQ Write 1,562
DQ Mixed 1,647
1,238% 1,654 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1374 1200 1190 1189 1189 1189 MB/s
Read 2,408
Write 2,168
Mixed 1,314
SusWrite 1,222
398% 1,778 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 207
4K Mixed 89.6
304% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,575
DQ Write 1,398
DQ Mixed 1465
1,104% 1,479 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2075 2150 2143 1818 1195 1192 MB/s
Read 2,484
Write 2,161
Mixed 1,606
SusWrite 1,762
449% 2,003 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 68.9
227% 78.4 MB/s
DQ Read 879
DQ Write 531
DQ Mixed 750
546% 720 MB/s
565GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1549 1569 1554 1611 1559 1183 MB/s
Read 2,471
Write 2,230
Mixed 1,478
SusWrite 1504
430% 1,921 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 58.3
4K Mixed 55.4
181% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,605
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 263
346% 668 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1796 1795 1784 1796 1454 1152 MB/s
Read 1,711
Write 2,106
Mixed 1,584
SusWrite 1,629
397% 1,758 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 61.8
201% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 570
DQ Write 390
DQ Mixed 529
382% 496 MB/s
831GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 981 957 906 759 710 709 MB/s
Read 784
Write 718
Mixed 715
SusWrite 837
172% 763 MB/s
4K Read 55.5
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 79.1
265% 95.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,118
DQ Write 1,032
DQ Mixed 1,023
782% 1,058 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 8,897 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 131%
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Desktop
Desktop 145%
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Workstation
Workstation 135%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $287

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $2,386

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