Average Bench: 331% (17th of 1058)

Based on 411,839 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 230.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,164MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,364MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 169%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 162MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 65.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 411,839 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,447 Read 2,347 2,685
1,185 Write 2,145 2,575
1,222 Mixed 1,870 2,400
737 SusWrite 1,475 2,113
440% 1,959 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.6 4K Read 65.3 78.8
94.3 4K Write 162 235
59.3 4K Mixed 90.3 118
300% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
788 DQ Read 1,364 2,059
442 DQ Write 1,040 1,671
526 DQ Mixed 1,164 1,827
881% 1,189 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
887GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2453 2034 1351 1389 1342 1282 MB/s
Read 2,633
Write 2585
Mixed 1898
SusWrite 1,642
492% 2,189 MB/s
4K Read 67
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 95.2
322% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,262
DQ Write 1,146
DQ Mixed 1,197
900% 1,202 MB/s
560GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1404 1422 1417 1400 1399 1404 MB/s
Read 2,553
Write 2,491
Mixed 1,901
SusWrite 1,408
468% 2,088 MB/s
4K Read 64.8
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 92.1
307% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1359
DQ Write 882
DQ Mixed 1,096
824% 1,112 MB/s
883GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1427 1727 1749 1661 1794 1676 MB/s
Read 2,219
Write 1,704
Mixed 1,615
SusWrite 1,672
404% 1,802 MB/s
4K Read 68.7
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 93.1
303% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 986
DQ Write 566
DQ Mixed 698
540% 750 MB/s
821GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1395 1522 1742 1331 1339 1247 MB/s
Read 2,270
Write 2,133
Mixed 1,520
SusWrite 1,429
412% 1,838 MB/s
4K Read 55.7
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 78.4
270% 98.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,403
DQ Write 1,054
DQ Mixed 1,177
894% 1,212 MB/s
609GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1216 1003 1005 997 796 998 MB/s
Read 2,600
Write 2,477
Mixed 2,370
SusWrite 1,002
474% 2,112 MB/s
4K Read 74.9
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 62.2
282% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,311
DQ Write 1,036
DQ Mixed 1166
874% 1,171 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 101,374 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 100%
Desktop 91%
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Workstation 104%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,155

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14 months ago.

Got it for 189 Canadian at BestBuy as it was on sale. 10 dollar difference between the 980 1TB, but the 980 didn't have a DRAM Cache. The SSD is blazingly fast! Can boot up to windows in 15 seconds.


1 month ago.

SSD NVMe 970 Evo Plus 1 TB è più veloce, ma non affidabile quanto SSD WD_BLACK SN750 NVMe 1TB.


1 month ago.

fast and affordable pcie gen 3 ssd.


2 years ago.

best nvme pcie 3.0 ssd for games


3 years ago.

If you have the PCI-E lanes to support it... This is hilariously potent. Read/writes out of this world, that only workstations would ever truly find useful, if even that. For games, you'll never worry about load times again.


2 years ago.

first time using an SSD let along a nvme so the speed just blew me away


2 years ago.

as of may 2020 you need to have the nvme driver from samsung's website to get the most out of this drive


3 years ago.

Super fast


16 months ago.

As good as it is expensive; costs a decent ~200€, but it is more than just insanely fast, probably among the fastest SSDs using PCIe 3.0. Downloading Samsung Magician software is recommended, it probably helps operating the device better?


5 months ago.

Super fast


22 months ago.

the samsung nvme driver takes speeds down below 1500...... don't know why. windows driver cranks it 200000...

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