Average Bench: 311% (21st of 1058)

Based on 925 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 EVO 500GB averaged 211.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 EVO 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,043MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,113MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 EVO 500GB is 148%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 EVO 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 141MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 59.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 925 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,314 Read 2,339 2,646
1,091 Write 2,113 2,470
1,051 Mixed 1,614 1,931
1,003 SusWrite 1,415 1,783
419% 1,870 MB/s
Min Avg Max
43.4 4K Read 59.7 69
80.9 4K Write 141 189
57.4 4K Mixed 81 97.4
269% 93.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
655 DQ Read 1,200 1,750
337 DQ Write 940 1,463
349 DQ Mixed 1,043 1,557
788% 1,061 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
565GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2319 2180 1427 1425 1440 1440 MB/s
Read 2,591
Write 2,414
Mixed 1,893
SusWrite 1,705
483% 2,151 MB/s
4K Read 69
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 94.1
310% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,789
DQ Write 1,547
DQ Mixed 1,634
1,234% 1,657 MB/s
692GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1364 1177 1170 1180 1173 1183 MB/s
Read 2,452
Write 2,274
Mixed 1,592
SusWrite 1,208
421% 1,882 MB/s
4K Read 58.3
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 79.6
259% 89.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1490
DQ Write 1,025
DQ Mixed 1,215
919% 1,244 MB/s
594GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1448 1404 1449 1097 1136 1095 MB/s
Read 2,401
Write 1,491
Mixed 1,461
SusWrite 1,272
369% 1,656 MB/s
4K Read 60.2
4K Write 54.4
4K Mixed 53.6
189% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,288
DQ Write 72.3
DQ Mixed 143
239% 501 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,280,528 SSDs tested.

Typical 970 EVO 500GB Builds (Compare 20,832 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,061

Popular 970 EVO 500GB compatible motherboards:

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

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