Average Bench: 304% (9th of 1000)

Based on 2,859 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 204.2% 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 1,093MB/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 168%. 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 144MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 50.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,859 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,109 Read 2,169 2,528
1,132 Write 2,042 2,404
860 Mixed 1,383 1,675
878 SusWrite 1,516 1,841
399% 1,777 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 4K Read 50.3 58.7
78.4 4K Write 144 205
44.9 4K Mixed 71.3 88.2
244% 88.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
438 DQ Read 1,203 1,794
327 DQ Write 1,019 1,495
419 DQ Mixed 1,093 1,593
824% 1,105 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2236 2254 2261 1802 1172 1143 MB/s
Read 2,499
Write 2,343
Mixed 1,550
SusWrite 1,811
460% 2,051 MB/s
4K Read 57.3
4K Write 196
4K Mixed 84.7
299% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,590
DQ Write 1,404
DQ Mixed 1476
1,112% 1,490 MB/s
546GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2443 2433 2469 1431 1060 1066 MB/s
Read 2,435
Write 2,385
Mixed 1,304
SusWrite 1,817
445% 1,985 MB/s
4K Read 60
4K Write 204
4K Mixed 89.2
313% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,616
DQ Write 1,260
DQ Mixed 1394
1,055% 1,423 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1423 1258 1257 1197 1164 1077 MB/s
Read 2,076
Write 2,321
Mixed 1,271
SusWrite 1,229
387% 1,724 MB/s
4K Read 61.4
4K Write 218
4K Mixed 91
325% 124 MB/s
DQ Read 1,691
DQ Write 1,489
DQ Mixed 1,565
1,180% 1,582 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2162 2186 2211 1858 1175 1175 MB/s
Read 2,420
Write 2,188
Mixed 1586
SusWrite 1,794
448% 1,997 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 70.2
234% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,008
DQ Write 862
DQ Mixed 938
702% 936 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1186 1151 1169 1247 1246 1242 MB/s
Read 2453
Write 2,230
Mixed 1,546
SusWrite 1,207
416% 1,859 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 79.1
280% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,172
DQ Write 1,216
DQ Mixed 1,159
881% 1,182 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1509 1833 1580 1155 1201 1209 MB/s
Read 2202
Write 2,011
Mixed 1217
SusWrite 1,414
383% 1,711 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 62.7
214% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,082
DQ Write 458
DQ Mixed 591
485% 710 MB/s
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 Prices

BHPhotoUS $4984 days
NeweggUS $4982 months
AmazonUS $55012 mins
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 5,244 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 155%
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Desktop
Desktop 157%
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Workstation
Workstation 151%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $289

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 169% - Outstanding Total price: $2,491

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