Average Bench: 290% (25th of 1059)

Based on 10,709 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 189.6% 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 1,026MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,042MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 176%. 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 143MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 50.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,709 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,234 Read 2,209 2,520
1,169 Write 2,042 2,421
878 Mixed 1,438 1,736
661 SusWrite 1,291 1,848
391% 1,745 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.4 4K Read 50.1 60.1
62.5 4K Write 143 223
42.1 4K Mixed 70.6 91.2
242% 87.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
463 DQ Read 1,234 1,958
246 DQ Write 905 1,599
224 DQ Mixed 1,026 1,722
779% 1,055 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
321GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1282 1272 1251 1263 1262 1265 MB/s
Read 1,978
Write 1,720
Mixed 1,136
SusWrite 1266
342% 1,525 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 86.4
299% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,873
DQ Write 1,629
DQ Mixed 1,738
1,306% 1,747 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1218 1151 1175 891 577 567 MB/s
Read 2,494
Write 2,271
Mixed 1,583
SusWrite 930
407% 1,820 MB/s
4K Read 58.5
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 86.4
305% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1902
DQ Write 1,488
DQ Mixed 1,723
1,282% 1,705 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1164 1747 2127 2192 1397 1114 MB/s
Read 2,379
Write 2,231
Mixed 1,526
SusWrite 1,624
435% 1,940 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 64.2
208% 72.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,018
DQ Write 704
DQ Mixed 891
657% 871 MB/s
948GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1382 1087 1103 1092 1102 1107 MB/s
Read 2,390
Write 2,183
Mixed 1,309
SusWrite 1,145
393% 1,757 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 65.3
221% 78.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,033
DQ Write 843
DQ Mixed 931
699% 936 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1365 1238 1261 1261 1258 1258 MB/s
Read 2,211
Write 2,121
Mixed 1,331
SusWrite 1,273
388% 1,734 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 61.5
200% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 719
DQ Mixed 820
605% 797 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 4,578 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 167%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 167%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $287

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $2,166

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