Average Bench: 297% (19th of 1011)

Based on 4,507 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 197.3% 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 1,068MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,060MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 147%. 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 141MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 49.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,507 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,116 Read 2,171 2,520
1,123 Write 2,060 2,405
871 Mixed 1,396 1,669
861 SusWrite 1,432 1,842
396% 1,765 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.5 4K Read 49.7 58.5
77.5 4K Write 141 205
44.4 4K Mixed 70.2 87.1
240% 87 MB/s
Min Avg Max
530 DQ Read 1,192 1,637
321 DQ Write 1,005 1,473
329 DQ Mixed 1,068 1,518
808% 1,089 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2148 2129 2089 1897 1176 1179 MB/s
Read 2,244
Write 2,262
Mixed 1,574
SusWrite 1,770
441% 1,963 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 81.4
271% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,416
DQ Write 1191
DQ Mixed 1,294
972% 1,300 MB/s
565GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1321 1233 1268 1228 1201 1195 MB/s
Read 2,421
Write 2,086
Mixed 1,324
SusWrite 1,241
395% 1,768 MB/s
4K Read 52.5
4K Write 203
4K Mixed 83.4
294% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,515
DQ Write 1,296
DQ Mixed 1,385
1,043% 1,399 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2062 2071 2142 1806 1157 1143 MB/s
Read 2,423
Write 2,300
Mixed 1,543
SusWrite 1,730
449% 1,999 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 71.8
240% 85.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,090
DQ Write 734
DQ Mixed 926
687% 916 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1420 1261 1255 1100 1092 1103 MB/s
Read 2396
Write 2,341
Mixed 1,569
SusWrite 1,205
421% 1,878 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 72.4
246% 88.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,378
DQ Write 1,191
DQ Mixed 1276
959% 1,282 MB/s
494GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1547 1258 1261 1262 1261 1216 MB/s
Read 2,450
Write 2,388
Mixed 1,724
SusWrite 1,301
441% 1,966 MB/s
4K Read 56
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 81.2
276% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 745
DQ Write 881
DQ Mixed 810
611% 812 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2259 2260 2260 1763 1155 1154 MB/s
Read 2,454
Write 2,263
Mixed 1,521
SusWrite 1,808
451% 2,012 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 66.7
218% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 485
DQ Write 531
DQ Mixed 719
482% 578 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 10,457 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 131%
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Desktop
Desktop 144%
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Workstation
Workstation 135%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $281

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $2,442

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