Average Bench: 276% (40th of 1071)

Based on 367,854 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB

The 970 Evo Plus offers excellent sustained write performance both in and out of cache. This results in consistent performance even when the drive is nearly full. Samsung also have a great track record for reliability, this drive will likely last a lifetime. The larger capacity drives (1TB+) offer even better write performance and may be more appropriate for some users. We use this drive (and its larger siblings) extensively in our EFps Lab at UserBenchmark. [Feb '20 SSDrivePro]

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 175.5% 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 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,044MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,314MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 177%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 843MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 143MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 367,854 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,318 Read 2,314 2,751
967 Write 2,034 2,540
869 Mixed 1,632 1,930
551 SusWrite 843 1,056
381% 1,706 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.8 4K Read 61.3 75.6
62.5 4K Write 143 229
48.2 4K Mixed 79.6 108
270% 94.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
639 DQ Read 1,231 1,899
336 DQ Write 922 1,643
392 DQ Mixed 1,044 1,754
789% 1,066 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
292GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1467 1039 792 793 797 791 MB/s
Read 2578
Write 1,505
Mixed 1,556
SusWrite 946
366% 1,646 MB/s
4K Read 68.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 62.2
248% 83.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,374
DQ Write 1,196
DQ Mixed 1,282
962% 1,284 MB/s
239GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 907 802 812 824 834 832 MB/s
Read 2141
Write 2,082
Mixed 1526
SusWrite 835
368% 1,646 MB/s
4K Read 62.4
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 96.7
315% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1520
DQ Write 1,059
DQ Mixed 1,224
932% 1,268 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 790 1150 853 843 846 846 MB/s
Read 2,449
Write 1,451
Mixed 1,601
SusWrite 888
355% 1,597 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 51
175% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 523
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 198
181% 288 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 681 664 668 692 688 695 MB/s
Read 723
Write 641
Mixed 652
SusWrite 681
152% 674 MB/s
4K Read 58
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 77.2
251% 85.7 MB/s
DQ Read 838
DQ Write 720
DQ Mixed 1,023
700% 860 MB/s
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1 month ago.

Also affected by firmware problem, ss still selling those old problem ridden stock


22 months ago.

On a laptop it requires you to be plugged in or runs really slow. Also, has major heat issues resulting in the need for always using a cooling pad.


3 years ago.


3 years ago.

This SSD features incredibly high speeds similar to the 970 Pro at a much lower cost. This is a great option for those looking for a high-performance SSD while not breaking the bank on something like a 970 Pro.


2 years ago.

A great SSD, not the cheapest, but is one of the fastest consumer SSD's around for a reasonable price. In my personal build, I got up to 3,200 mb/s read AND write speeds.


2 years ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


3 years ago.

A very good M.2 drive in terms of price/performance; insanely fast and doesn't cost much more than a 2.5" SSD.


2 years ago.

Amazingly fast for the price (€ 85), very much in line with other SSDs. Excellent Samsung companion software and tests confirm theoretical performance. Totally recommendable

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