Average Bench: 283% (30th of 1058)

Based on 8,649 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 183.5% 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 965MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,043MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 155%. 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 132MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 49.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,649 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,308 Read 2,202 2,511
1,244 Write 2,043 2,400
931 Mixed 1,423 1,695
648 SusWrite 1,293 1,845
390% 1,740 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.4 4K Read 49.6 57.2
53.7 4K Write 132 181
42.7 4K Mixed 68.6 83.9
233% 83.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
498 DQ Read 1,122 1,550
153 DQ Write 865 1,291
223 DQ Mixed 965 1,368
730% 984 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
164GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1557 1268 1264 1266 1260 1261 MB/s
Read 2,508
Write 2,366
Mixed 1,547
SusWrite 1,313
433% 1,933 MB/s
4K Read 59.2
4K Write 216
4K Mixed 90
319% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1,432
DQ Write 1,355
DQ Mixed 1,365
1,032% 1,384 MB/s
694GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1638 2415 1310 1166 1166 1173 MB/s
Read 2466
Write 2,390
Mixed 1,649
SusWrite 1,478
448% 1,996 MB/s
4K Read 56.4
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 79.9
267% 95.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,463
DQ Write 991
DQ Mixed 1,158
883% 1,204 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1643 2356 2362 2001 1170 1162 MB/s
Read 2493
Write 2,362
Mixed 1,611
SusWrite 1,782
463% 2,062 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 71.2
234% 81.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,022
DQ Write 779
DQ Mixed 925
685% 908 MB/s
991GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1145 667 500 503 509 498 MB/s
Read 2,394
Write 2247
Mixed 1,473
SusWrite 637
377% 1,688 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 68.7
229% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,036
DQ Write 585
DQ Mixed 806
601% 809 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,556,901 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $33912 mins
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 11,808 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%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $416

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $2,711

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