Average Bench: 319% (13th of 1016)

Based on 829 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe Samsung SSD 970

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme Samsung SSD 970 2TB averaged 218.9% 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 1,078MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,109MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme Samsung SSD 970 2TB is 194%. 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 155MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 56.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 829 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,240 Read 2,277 2,688
1,258 Write 2,109 2,616
872 Mixed 1,532 1,992
886 SusWrite 1,567 2,049
420% 1,871 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.4 4K Read 56.3 71.7
62.8 4K Write 155 225
44.9 4K Mixed 78.4 103
268% 96.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
371 DQ Read 1,192 1,689
327 DQ Write 1,026 1,524
297 DQ Mixed 1,078 1,560
816% 1,099 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2199 2340 2293 1978 1582 1578 MB/s
Read 2,646
Write 2,418
Mixed 1,892
SusWrite 1,995
503% 2,238 MB/s
4K Read 69.7
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 94.4
315% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,216
DQ Write 1,034
DQ Mixed 1132
846% 1,128 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2281 2324 2269 1729 1587 1586 MB/s
Read 2,558
Write 2,315
Mixed 1,674
SusWrite 1,963
478% 2,128 MB/s
4K Read 61.6
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 84.4
279% 97.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,385
DQ Write 1,178
DQ Mixed 1,273
956% 1,279 MB/s
920GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2213 2132 2139 1845 1137 1154 MB/s
Read 2,254
Write 2116
Mixed 1,497
SusWrite 1770
429% 1,909 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 71.9
276% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,276
DQ Write 1,138
DQ Mixed 1,207
905% 1,207 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1228 1712 2079 2227 1508 1137 MB/s
Read 2,407
Write 2,247
Mixed 1,403
SusWrite 1,648
432% 1,926 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 71.2
242% 88.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,229
DQ Write 1019
DQ Mixed 1,140
849% 1,129 MB/s
920GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2043 2031 2040 1963 1141 1154 MB/s
Read 1,919
Write 2,086
Mixed 1,433
SusWrite 1,729
404% 1,792 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 64.6
249% 98.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,338
DQ Write 1,224
DQ Mixed 1286
963% 1,282 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,546,694 SSDs tested.

Typical Samsung SSD 970 2TB Builds (Compare 12,489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
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System: Dell XPS 15 9570

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