Average Bench: 322% (15th of 1040)

Based on 2,225 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe Samsung SSD 970

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme Samsung SSD 970 2TB averaged 222.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme Samsung SSD 970 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,045MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,090MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme Samsung SSD 970 2TB is 186%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme Samsung SSD 970 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 150MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 58.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,225 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,200 Read 2,294 2,699
1,114 Write 2,090 2,566
979 Mixed 1,624 1,981
754 SusWrite 1,624 2,061
428% 1,908 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.8 4K Read 58.6 70.7
78 4K Write 150 217
51.9 4K Mixed 80.7 102
271% 96.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
559 DQ Read 1,168 1,651
297 DQ Write 955 1,414
386 DQ Mixed 1,045 1,503
787% 1,056 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: 2310 2315 2320 1885 1518 1531 MB/s
Read 2469
Write 2,284
Mixed 1,838
SusWrite 1,980
482% 2,143 MB/s
4K Read 64.8
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 88.1
306% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 1,865
DQ Write 1,604
DQ Mixed 1,710
1,288% 1,726 MB/s
971GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2342 2321 2322 1800 1386 1399 MB/s
Read 2,514
Write 2,332
Mixed 1497
SusWrite 1,928
464% 2,068 MB/s
4K Read 65.9
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 90.1
305% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1362
DQ Write 1,191
DQ Mixed 1,263
950% 1,272 MB/s
978GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1712 1699 1709 1712 1701 1691 MB/s
Read 2,688
Write 2,461
Mixed 1,895
SusWrite 1,704
491% 2,187 MB/s
4K Read 66.8
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 90.9
306% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,306
DQ Write 892
DQ Mixed 1,088
815% 1,096 MB/s
496GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1368 1244 1125 988 930 896 MB/s
Read 2,622
Write 2,372
Mixed 1,724
SusWrite 1,092
437% 1,952 MB/s
4K Read 61.9
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 80.6
278% 98.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1549
DQ Write 1,344
DQ Mixed 1,420
1,072% 1,438 MB/s
821GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1871 1870 1871 1905 1444 1336 MB/s
Read 2,634
Write 2,213
Mixed 1,706
SusWrite 1,716
463% 2,067 MB/s
4K Read 65.7
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 72.5
237% 73.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,274
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 348
352% 602 MB/s
675GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1324 1337 1314 1315 1331 1339 MB/s
Read 2,234
Write 1,895
Mixed 1,655
SusWrite 1,327
398% 1,778 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 59
202% 70.5 MB/s
DQ Read 531
DQ Write 420
DQ Mixed 552
392% 501 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,037,550 SSDs tested.

Typical Samsung SSD 970 2TB Builds (Compare 9,714 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 168%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 167%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $290

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $2,047

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