Average Bench: 286% (21st of 1011)

Based on 40,346 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 186.1% 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 1,100MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,111MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 151%. 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 937MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,346 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,118 Read 2,304 2,701
995 Write 2,111 2,575
912 Mixed 1,614 1,935
682 SusWrite 937 1,072
390% 1,742 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.5 4K Read 62.2 72.4
69.8 4K Write 147 193
48.9 4K Mixed 83.8 101
280% 97.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
580 DQ Read 1,227 1,774
399 DQ Write 1,012 1,496
392 DQ Mixed 1,100 1,569
829% 1,113 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1189 886 882 881 883 882 MB/s
Read 2,671
Write 2,598
Mixed 1,917
SusWrite 934
454% 2,030 MB/s
4K Read 70.6
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 98.1
329% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1,250
DQ Write 1,075
DQ Mixed 1,180
880% 1,168 MB/s
237GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 810 801 812 820 819 821 MB/s
Read 2,593
Write 2,364
Mixed 1,776
SusWrite 814
422% 1,887 MB/s
4K Read 64
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 84.8
287% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,594
DQ Write 1,412
DQ Mixed 1,468
1,110% 1,491 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1953 916 834 836 832 830 MB/s
Read 2,555
Write 2,202
Mixed 1,745
SusWrite 1,033
421% 1,884 MB/s
4K Read 64.6
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 89
297% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,369
DQ Write 943
DQ Mixed 1,088
831% 1,133 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2067 914 811 815 801 813 MB/s
Read 2,490
Write 2,314
Mixed 1,750
SusWrite 1,037
425% 1,898 MB/s
4K Read 58.2
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 73.8
257% 90.6 MB/s
DQ Read 963
DQ Write 433
DQ Mixed 392
372% 596 MB/s
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 814 836 837 835 843 848 MB/s
Read 2,500
Write 2,306
Mixed 1,842
SusWrite 835
418% 1,871 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 79.7
258% 87.8 MB/s
DQ Read 890
DQ Write 637
DQ Mixed 828
601% 785 MB/s
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 893 1086 886 818 818 816 MB/s
Read 1,392
Write 1,095
Mixed 1,093
SusWrite 886
250% 1,117 MB/s
4K Read 66.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 83.2
272% 90.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,096
DQ Write 715
DQ Mixed 861
654% 891 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 13,313 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 140%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 127%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,538

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