Average Bench: 281% (34th of 1058)

Based on 7,874 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 181.4% 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 940MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,024MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 170%. 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 131MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 49.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,874 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,198 Read 2,203 2,520
1,109 Write 2,024 2,406
817 Mixed 1,432 1,708
663 SusWrite 1,279 1,832
389% 1,735 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.6 4K Read 49.4 57.8
49.2 4K Write 131 193
41.4 4K Mixed 68.3 86.2
232% 82.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
409 DQ Read 1,099 1,504
114 DQ Write 850 1,302
203 DQ Mixed 940 1,365
712% 963 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1977 1956 1979 2005 1236 1192 MB/s
Read 2,453
Write 1,980
Mixed 1,456
SusWrite 1,724
426% 1,903 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 210
4K Mixed 85.2
306% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1,346
DQ Write 1,088
DQ Mixed 1,171
889% 1,202 MB/s
656GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2278 2264 2229 1106 1081 1048 MB/s
Read 2,153
Write 2,161
Mixed 1,558
SusWrite 1,668
424% 1,885 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 74.8
251% 92.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1295
DQ Write 994
DQ Mixed 1,148
858% 1,146 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1114 1252 1241 1243 1251 1220 MB/s
Read 2,254
Write 2,144
Mixed 1,562
SusWrite 1,220
402% 1,795 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 65.3
218% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,145
DQ Write 1,038
DQ Mixed 1,007
778% 1,063 MB/s
447GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 857 701 705 704 702 697 MB/s
Read 2,300
Write 2,097
Mixed 1,412
SusWrite 728
365% 1,634 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 72.4
241% 85.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,010
DQ Write 806
DQ Mixed 920
685% 912 MB/s
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 843 556 523 532 521 513 MB/s
Read 2,288
Write 2,223
Mixed 1,564
SusWrite 581
372% 1,664 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 70.4
241% 88.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,242
DQ Write 991
DQ Mixed 1,106
831% 1,113 MB/s
295GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 992 1101 1112 1116 1110 1072 MB/s
Read 2,465
Write 2,214
Mixed 1,476
SusWrite 1084
404% 1,810 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 59.3
206% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 512
DQ Write 441
DQ Mixed 473
355% 475 MB/s
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BHPhotoUS $49823 months
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 10,426 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 169%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 168%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $515

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $2,865

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