Average Bench: 321% (20th of 1058)

Based on 4,586 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe Samsung SSD 970

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme Samsung SSD 970 2TB averaged 221.1% 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 989MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,346MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme Samsung SSD 970 2TB is 189%. 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 60.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,586 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,382 Read 2,346 2,696
1,166 Write 2,059 2,542
1,022 Mixed 1,660 1,995
638 SusWrite 1,560 2,036
428% 1,906 MB/s
Min Avg Max
42.9 4K Read 60.7 72
61.9 4K Write 150 218
54.4 4K Mixed 82.6 104
277% 97.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
580 DQ Read 1,169 1,606
160 DQ Write 906 1,377
220 DQ Mixed 989 1,446
753% 1,022 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2494 2259 1701 1708 1696 1700 MB/s
Read 2554
Write 2,377
Mixed 1,895
SusWrite 1,926
492% 2,188 MB/s
4K Read 67.6
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 97.1
330% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,218
DQ Write 935
DQ Mixed 1,041
788% 1,065 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1840 1847 1760 1652 1657 1382 MB/s
Read 2,564
Write 1,844
Mixed 1,734
SusWrite 1,690
438% 1,958 MB/s
4K Read 67.5
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 94.8
315% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1,446
DQ Write 1,189
DQ Mixed 1,280
969% 1,305 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2363 2393 2391 1798 1481 1481 MB/s
Read 2,531
Write 2,400
Mixed 1,798
SusWrite 1,984
490% 2,178 MB/s
4K Read 61.5
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 83.1
276% 96.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1230
DQ Write 1,059
DQ Mixed 936
758% 1,075 MB/s
693GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 711 690 744 783 684 777 MB/s
Read 848
Write 802
Mixed 768
SusWrite 732
177% 787 MB/s
4K Read 17
4K Write 16
4K Mixed 14.3
53% 15.8 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 177
140% 193 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,227,963 SSDs tested.

Typical Samsung SSD 970 2TB Builds (Compare 25,303 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 166%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 157%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $245

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $2,222

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