Average Bench: 286% (29th of 1058)

Based on 289,459 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 185.5% 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 1,030MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,403MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 127%. 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 874MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 150MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 289,459 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,344 Read 2,403 2,712
1,097 Write 2,143 2,590
1,070 Mixed 1,650 1,932
613 SusWrite 874 1,062
395% 1,767 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.9 4K Read 64 72.3
72.2 4K Write 150 195
55.2 4K Mixed 85.3 101
286% 99.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
686 DQ Read 1,199 1,618
276 DQ Write 933 1,326
368 DQ Mixed 1,030 1,409
780% 1,054 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2316 807 809 786 806 795 MB/s
Read 2,735
Write 2,537
Mixed 1,888
SusWrite 1,053
459% 2,053 MB/s
4K Read 71
4K Write 189
4K Mixed 99.8
335% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,398
DQ Write 1,194
DQ Mixed 1,287
967% 1,293 MB/s
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2215 826 828 830 837 832 MB/s
Read 2,674
Write 2,505
Mixed 1,899
SusWrite 1,061
455% 2,035 MB/s
4K Read 70.9
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 97.6
328% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,327
DQ Write 1,107
DQ Mixed 1,212
909% 1,215 MB/s
288GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1147 862 849 836 832 830 MB/s
Read 2,722
Write 2600
Mixed 1,953
SusWrite 893
457% 2,042 MB/s
4K Read 70
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 98.4
331% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,266
DQ Write 922
DQ Mixed 1,051
797% 1,080 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2126 810 793 815 815 815 MB/s
Read 2,679
Write 2,432
Mixed 1,826
SusWrite 1029
445% 1,991 MB/s
4K Read 66.6
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 90.4
302% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,274
DQ Write 820
DQ Mixed 1,057
786% 1,050 MB/s
300GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2148 831 764 764 767 767 MB/s
Read 2,371
Write 1,838
Mixed 1788
SusWrite 1,007
391% 1,751 MB/s
4K Read 61.4
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 89.1
286% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1265
DQ Write 1,026
DQ Mixed 1,106
839% 1,132 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,074,796 SSDs tested.


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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 63,094 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 104%
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 107%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,171

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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1 month 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.


16 months ago.


17 months 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 months 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.


12 months ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


16 months 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.


6 months 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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