Average Bench: 288% (26th of 1058)

Based on 397,622 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 187.8% 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 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,074MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,398MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 162%. 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 861MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 155MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 397,622 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,190 Read 2,398 2,733
948 Write 2,125 2,560
848 Mixed 1,655 1,933
543 SusWrite 861 1,059
393% 1,760 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.1 4K Read 63.8 75.3
85.7 4K Write 155 229
54.9 4K Mixed 86.3 110
289% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
752 DQ Read 1,278 1,887
387 DQ Write 953 1,534
492 DQ Mixed 1,074 1,670
814% 1,102 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1134 878 882 881 874 854 MB/s
Read 2,684
Write 2509
Mixed 1,855
SusWrite 917
445% 1,991 MB/s
4K Read 72.5
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 100
339% 121 MB/s
DQ Read 1383
DQ Write 1,105
DQ Mixed 1,229
924% 1,239 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 817 790 710 696 677 642 MB/s
Read 2,464
Write 2,382
Mixed 1,474
SusWrite 722
393% 1,761 MB/s
4K Read 70.6
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 97.7
326% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,639
DQ Write 1,010
DQ Mixed 1,334
991% 1,328 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 724 840 860 838 840 831 MB/s
Read 2,435
Write 2,294
Mixed 1,374
SusWrite 822
386% 1,731 MB/s
4K Read 61.5
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 81.6
268% 92.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,614
DQ Write 1176
DQ Mixed 1,097
901% 1,296 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 997 711 699 691 677 668 MB/s
Read 2,537
Write 2,180
Mixed 1,844
SusWrite 741
408% 1,825 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 78.3
254% 85 MB/s
DQ Read 922
DQ Write 579
DQ Mixed 807
586% 769 MB/s
383GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 939 747 750 750 753 754 MB/s
Read 2,008
Write 1899
Mixed 1,357
SusWrite 782
338% 1,512 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 63.3
203% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 1,263
DQ Write 928
DQ Mixed 1,109
825% 1,100 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,071,253 SSDs tested.


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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 97,609 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 102%
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 106%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,117

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19 days ago.

Great ssd if you can find it for $75.00 USD.


11 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.


2 years ago.


2 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.


15 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.


2 years ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


2 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.


18 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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