Average Bench: 284% (24th of 1026)

Based on 5,517 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 184.0% 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 1,003MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,998MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 185%. 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 133MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 49MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,517 samples)
Min Avg Max
986 Read 2,151 2,508
1,007 Write 1,998 2,406
699 Mixed 1,390 1681
570 SusWrite 1,313 1,841
384% 1,713 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.8 4K Read 49 58
52.8 4K Write 133 198
37.3 4K Mixed 68.3 85.1
232% 83.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
405 DQ Read 1,149 1,610
142 DQ Write 922 1,412
210 DQ Mixed 1,003 1,482
759% 1,024 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2398 2410 2417 1579 1175 1176 MB/s
Read 2,473
Write 2,382
Mixed 1,714
SusWrite 1859
473% 2,107 MB/s
4K Read 55.8
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 79.4
266% 95.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,389
DQ Write 982
DQ Mixed 1,135
861% 1,169 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1565 1270 1271 1267 1272 1272 MB/s
Read 2,510
Write 2,435
Mixed 1,731
SusWrite 1,320
448% 1,999 MB/s
4K Read 58
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 85
302% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1493
DQ Write 1,371
DQ Mixed 1,407
1,063% 1,424 MB/s
566GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1513 1223 1208 1197 1183 1138 MB/s
Read 2,332
Write 2,186
Mixed 1,488
SusWrite 1,244
406% 1,812 MB/s
4K Read 56.9
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 85.1
286% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,713
DQ Write 1,302
DQ Mixed 1,473
1,111% 1,496 MB/s
880GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1254 1097 1104 1113 924 703 MB/s
Read 2,470
Write 2,278
Mixed 1,629
SusWrite 1,033
414% 1,852 MB/s
4K Read 54.4
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 79.9
271% 99.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,402
DQ Write 1,169
DQ Mixed 1,269
955% 1280 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2489 2048 1228 1229 1221 1230 MB/s
Read 2228
Write 2173
Mixed 1,518
SusWrite 1,574
421% 1,873 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 60.7
202% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1335
DQ Write 1,014
DQ Mixed 1,184
882% 1,177 MB/s
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AmazonUS $40014 days
BHPhotoUS $49812 months
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 16,495 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 137%
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Desktop
Desktop 142%
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Workstation
Workstation 135%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $311

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $2,514

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