Average Bench: 294% (22nd of 1016)

Based on 80,170 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 193.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,110MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,198MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 135%. 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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 931MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 155MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 80,170 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,186 Read 2,404 2,718
1,072 Write 2,198 2,610
1,011 Mixed 1,672 1,942
745 SusWrite 931 1,069
403% 1,801 MB/s
Min Avg Max
51.4 4K Read 64.7 73.4
106 4K Write 155 191
63.7 4K Mixed 87.4 102
292% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
561 DQ Read 1,228 1,722
417 DQ Write 1,022 1,474
495 DQ Mixed 1,110 1,544
836% 1,120 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1933 1006 828 828 828 829 MB/s
Read 2,571
Write 1,695
Mixed 1,775
SusWrite 1,042
395% 1,771 MB/s
4K Read 71.2
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 97.4
327% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,706
DQ Write 1,462
DQ Mixed 1,545
1,168% 1,571 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1593 1032 838 839 838 834 MB/s
Read 2,559
Write 2,392
Mixed 1,844
SusWrite 996
436% 1,948 MB/s
4K Read 63.7
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 88.6
291% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,559
DQ Write 1,341
DQ Mixed 1,432
1,078% 1,444 MB/s
274GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 881 882 877 887 876 857 MB/s
Read 2,464
Write 2,304
Mixed 1545
SusWrite 876
402% 1,797 MB/s
4K Read 66.7
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 90.9
304% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,850
DQ Write 1321
DQ Mixed 910
863% 1,360 MB/s
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1084 846 846 847 847 844 MB/s
Read 2,691
Write 2,563
Mixed 1,913
SusWrite 886
450% 2,013 MB/s
4K Read 71.1
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 100
335% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,359
DQ Write 917
DQ Mixed 949
759% 1,075 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1672 974 826 816 820 826 MB/s
Read 2,611
Write 2,370
Mixed 1,466
SusWrite 989
415% 1,859 MB/s
4K Read 61.2
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 85.1
277% 96.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,245
DQ Write 1,053
DQ Mixed 1,136
854% 1,145 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1768 1066 806 812 814 813 MB/s
Read 2,362
Write 1,287
Mixed 985
SusWrite 1,013
313% 1,412 MB/s
4K Read 68.3
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 91.3
300% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,181
DQ Write 1,021
DQ Mixed 1,096
822% 1,099 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1546 1133 812 818 816 810 MB/s
Read 1,974
Write 1,693
Mixed 979
SusWrite 989
315% 1,409 MB/s
4K Read 67.4
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 89
292% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,184
DQ Write 1,026
DQ Mixed 1,095
824% 1,102 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 815 841 844 846 851 830 MB/s
Read 2,506
Write 2,038
Mixed 1,852
SusWrite 838
404% 1,808 MB/s
4K Read 61.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 80.6
264% 90 MB/s
DQ Read 1,007
DQ Write 643
DQ Mixed 872
637% 840 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 20,443 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
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Desktop
Desktop 141%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 116%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $234

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,509

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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.


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