Average Bench: 284% (26th of 1037)

Based on 5,776 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 184.3% 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 1,027MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,036MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 165%. 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 135MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 50.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,776 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,216 Read 2,191 2,527
1,023 Write 2,036 2,406
882 Mixed 1,422 1,695
672 SusWrite 1,261 1,844
387% 1,727 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.2 4K Read 50.5 58.2
67.5 4K Write 135 196
48.5 4K Mixed 69.3 86
237% 84.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
502 DQ Read 1,174 1,664
266 DQ Write 934 1,420
313 DQ Mixed 1,027 1,493
776% 1,045 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: 1816 1949 2055 1968 1164 1157 MB/s
Read 2,118
Write 1,995
Mixed 1,414
SusWrite 1,685
405% 1,803 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 63.4
225% 83.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,074
DQ Write 757
DQ Mixed 785
622% 872 MB/s
952GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 870 861 1261 1201 1073 1044 MB/s
Read 2,294
Write 2,146
Mixed 1,396
SusWrite 1,052
385% 1,722 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 68.2
232% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,594
DQ Write 1,425
DQ Mixed 1,511
1,133% 1,510 MB/s
709GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1262 1121 1109 1110 1122 1090 MB/s
Read 2,492
Write 2,235
Mixed 1,506
SusWrite 1,136
412% 1,842 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 71.1
234% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,304
DQ Write 1,004
DQ Mixed 1,119
846% 1,142 MB/s
443GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 895 1058 1014 943 883 858 MB/s
Read 2,377
Write 2,216
Mixed 1,578
SusWrite 942
398% 1,778 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 71
240% 86.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,204
DQ Write 1,085
DQ Mixed 1,150
861% 1,147 MB/s
524GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1355 1081 1095 778 330 427 MB/s
Read 2,438
Write 2,048
Mixed 1,668
SusWrite 844
391% 1,749 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 75.5
260% 95.3 MB/s
DQ Read 979
DQ Write 822
DQ Mixed 917
682% 906 MB/s
822GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 915 843 891 1050 1058 1019 MB/s
Read 2,386
Write 2,256
Mixed 1,643
SusWrite 963
406% 1,812 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 62.6
216% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 598
DQ Mixed 714
536% 720 MB/s
594GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1352 1044 1117 990 1252 1201 MB/s
Read 2,202
Write 2,061
Mixed 1,342
SusWrite 1,159
379% 1,691 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 63
212% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 613
DQ Write 509
DQ Mixed 567
423% 563 MB/s
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BHPhotoUS $49816 months
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 7,688 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 171%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 171%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $385

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $2,764

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