Average Bench: 352% (9th of 1012)

Based on 28 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 PRO 512GB averaged 252.3% 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 Read Speed 2,444MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 PRO 512GB is 173%. 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 Read Speed 54.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 176MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,020 Read 2,444 2,825
1,131 Write 2,177 2,508
984 Mixed 1,376 1,664
905 SusWrite 2,000 2,507
449% 1,999 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.9 4K Read 54.1 62
108 4K Write 176 221
56.2 4K Mixed 78.8 91.8
276% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
54.5 DQ Read 1,116 1,892
449 DQ Write 1,005 1700
459 DQ Mixed 1,042 1780
787% 1,054 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
370GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1546 2533 2515 2534 2549 2537 MB/s
Read 2,689
Write 2506
Mixed 1,471
SusWrite 2,369
507% 2,259 MB/s
4K Read 62
4K Write 212
4K Mixed 91.2
323% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1,274
DQ Write 933
DQ Mixed 1,069
808% 1,092 MB/s
693GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2067 2182 2240 2079 1988 1888 MB/s
Read 2,053
Write 2,272
Mixed 1,179
SusWrite 2,074
427% 1,894 MB/s
4K Read 62
4K Write 221
4K Mixed 90
326% 124 MB/s
DQ Read 1,892
DQ Write 1700
DQ Mixed 1780
1,339% 1,791 MB/s
725GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2198 2254 2219 2287 2404 2396 MB/s
Read 2,516
Write 2,384
Mixed 1,397
SusWrite 2,293
482% 2,147 MB/s
4K Read 56
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 80
279% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,287
DQ Write 1,101
DQ Mixed 1,174
885% 1,187 MB/s
692GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2276 2054 1890 1954 1951 1944 MB/s
Read 2,505
Write 2,012
Mixed 1,430
SusWrite 2,012
446% 1,990 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 71.2
243% 93.1 MB/s
DQ Read 891
DQ Write 741
DQ Mixed 812
609% 814 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 947 1068 1080 1061 1017 942 MB/s
Read 1,337
Write 1,131
Mixed 1,037
SusWrite 1,019
254% 1,131 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 56.2
192% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 969
DQ Write 765
DQ Mixed 858
645% 864 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,945,238 SSDs tested.

Typical 970 PRO 512GB Builds (Compare 216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus X99-E-10G WS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $1,208

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