Average Bench: 313% (21st of 1058)

Based on 220 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 PRO 512GB averaged 213.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 PRO 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,042MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,061MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 PRO 512GB is 160%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 PRO 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 144MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 61.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 220 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,260 Read 2,303 2,682
1,052 Write 2,061 2,489
1,011 Mixed 1,592 1,974
849 SusWrite 1,430 1,811
414% 1,847 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46 4K Read 61.8 73.5
66.9 4K Write 144 216
54.2 4K Mixed 81.7 102
275% 95.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
459 DQ Read 1,210 1,730
282 DQ Write 964 1,505
263 DQ Mixed 1,042 1,555
792% 1,072 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
272GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2386 1715 1291 1286 1289 1292 MB/s
Read 2,530
Write 2,316
Mixed 1,592
SusWrite 1,543
447% 1,995 MB/s
4K Read 63.3
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 87.3
295% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,143
DQ Write 979
DQ Mixed 1,061
795% 1,061 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1088 739 979 965 894 819 MB/s
Read 2,616
Write 1,690
Mixed 1,640
SusWrite 914
382% 1,715 MB/s
4K Read 62.2
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 90.7
304% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,376
DQ Write 1,118
DQ Mixed 1,244
932% 1,246 MB/s
760GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2265 2134 1148 1153 1156 1138 MB/s
Read 2,459
Write 2264
Mixed 1,507
SusWrite 1,499
433% 1,932 MB/s
4K Read 53.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 75.2
241% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,083
DQ Write 799
DQ Mixed 969
717% 950 MB/s
760GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2262 2184 1151 1159 1164 1158 MB/s
Read 2,407
Write 2200
Mixed 1,578
SusWrite 1,513
432% 1,925 MB/s
4K Read 56.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 76
248% 85.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,053
DQ Write 780
DQ Mixed 949
700% 927 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,508,986 SSDs tested.

Typical 970 PRO 512GB Builds (Compare 11,788 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 168%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 167%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS Ultra - $493

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $2,569

Popular 970 PRO 512GB compatible motherboards:

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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