Average Bench: 307% (8th of 992)

Based on 2,010 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 207.3% 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 1,090MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,078MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 167%. 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 50.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,010 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,076 Read 2,190 2,520
1,087 Write 2,078 2,399
830 Mixed 1,400 1,671
1,007 SusWrite 1,555 1,836
405% 1,806 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.2 4K Read 50.5 58.8
85 4K Write 143 203
50 4K Mixed 71.5 87.4
244% 88.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
510 DQ Read 1,194 1,662
421 DQ Write 1,019 1,488
510 DQ Mixed 1,090 1,532
822% 1,101 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2306 2328 2367 1512 1154 1155 MB/s
Read 2,418
Write 2,388
Mixed 1,413
SusWrite 1,804
450% 2,006 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 74.9
249% 88.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,351
DQ Write 1,146
DQ Mixed 1,229
926% 1242 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2219 2262 2248 1773 1106 1116 MB/s
Read 1,877
Write 2,202
Mixed 1,256
SusWrite 1,787
401% 1,780 MB/s
4K Read 50
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 68.4
230% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,308
DQ Write 1,130
DQ Mixed 1,195
902% 1,211 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1319 1167 1192 1158 1136 1150 MB/s
Read 2,377
Write 1,748
Mixed 1314
SusWrite 1187
370% 1,657 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 69
225% 80.3 MB/s
DQ Read 896
DQ Write 612
DQ Mixed 824
596% 777 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2134 2168 2129 1713 1034 1015 MB/s
Read 1,296
Write 2,028
Mixed 936
SusWrite 1,699
338% 1,490 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 62.5
208% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 948
DQ Write 804
DQ Mixed 861
649% 871 MB/s
998GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1856 2082 1921 2020 1645 1655 MB/s
Read 590
Write 754
Mixed 632
SusWrite 1,863
219% 960 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 68.8
209% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,207
DQ Write 1,078
DQ Mixed 1,166
868% 1,150 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1915 1844 1297 1021 1068 1031 MB/s
Read 763
Write 1,882
Mixed 712
SusWrite 1,363
269% 1,180 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 55.2
180% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 816
DQ Write 630
DQ Mixed 715
537% 720 MB/s
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AmazonUS $50057 mins
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 3,602 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 156%
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Desktop
Desktop 157%
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Workstation
Workstation 152%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 158% - Outstanding Total price: $2,688

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