Average Bench: 276% (42nd of 1072)

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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 856 761 746 753 751 741 MB/s
Read 2,609
Write 2,477
Mixed 1,860
SusWrite 768
431% 1,929 MB/s
4K Read 66
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 91.5
308% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,405
DQ Write 1,136
DQ Mixed 1,250
941% 1,263 MB/s
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 917 867 859 856 857 859 MB/s
Read 2521
Write 1,817
Mixed 1,860
SusWrite 869
394% 1,767 MB/s
4K Read 56.9
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 75.6
250% 86.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,640
DQ Write 1,242
DQ Mixed 1,419
1,067% 1,434 MB/s
252GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 946 854 835 820 824 823 MB/s
Read 2,536
Write 2387
Mixed 1,815
SusWrite 850
424% 1,897 MB/s
4K Read 54.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 71.2
236% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,736
DQ Write 1,348
DQ Mixed 1,521
1,144% 1535 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,598,672 SSDs tested


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1 month ago.

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


2 years 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.


4 years ago.


4 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.


3 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.


3 years ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


4 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.


3 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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