Average Bench: 306% (7th of 980)

Based on 1,325 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 205.8% 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 1,097MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,039MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 153%. 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 144MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 52.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,325 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,030 Read 2,154 2,527
978 Write 2,039 2,399
791 Mixed 1,365 1,685
904 SusWrite 1,536 1,839
398% 1,774 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38 4K Read 52.3 59.2
92.8 4K Write 144 203
49.3 4K Mixed 72.1 88.4
248% 89.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
591 DQ Read 1,194 1,659
437 DQ Write 1,025 1,570
524 DQ Mixed 1,097 1,543
826% 1,105 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2339 2384 2354 1468 1121 1129 MB/s
Read 2,426
Write 2,272
Mixed 1,318
SusWrite 1,799
438% 1,954 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 77.1
260% 92 MB/s
DQ Read 1,495
DQ Write 1,193
DQ Mixed 1318
994% 1,335 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2227 2172 1220 1149 1119 858 MB/s
Read 2,041
Write 2,317
Mixed 1,042
SusWrite 1,458
385% 1,714 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 78
268% 97.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,349
DQ Write 1,177
DQ Mixed 1255
943% 1,260 MB/s
446GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1999 1966 1826 1761 1113 1111 MB/s
Read 1,987
Write 1,796
Mixed 1,264
SusWrite 1,629
375% 1,669 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 69.2
253% 98.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,300
DQ Write 1,078
DQ Mixed 1185
888% 1,188 MB/s
509GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 921 986 1100 976 657 594 MB/s
Read 2,384
Write 2,246
Mixed 1,560
SusWrite 872
395% 1,766 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 69.8
230% 81.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,135
DQ Write 877
DQ Mixed 990
745% 1,001 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 1,996 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 154%
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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) - $289

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 158% - Outstanding Total price: $2,686

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