Average Bench: 288% (16th of 1000)

Based on 11,702 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 188.4% 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 2,099MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 123%. 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 954MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,702 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,159 Read 2,303 2,663
1,024 Write 2,099 2,467
933 Mixed 1,583 1,883
744 SusWrite 954 1,059
388% 1,734 MB/s
Min Avg Max
49 4K Read 64.1 72.7
100 4K Write 146 189
64.5 4K Mixed 85.2 100
283% 98.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
634 DQ Read 1,230 1,784
485 DQ Write 1,019 1,510
502 DQ Mixed 1,110 1,593
835% 1,120 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2218 804 805 807 808 809 MB/s
Read 2,651
Write 2,465
Mixed 1,780
SusWrite 1,042
444% 1,984 MB/s
4K Read 69
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 89.4
299% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,601
DQ Write 1,367
DQ Mixed 1,447
1,094% 1,472 MB/s
286GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1620 1036 798 803 801 799 MB/s
Read 2,210
Write 2,485
Mixed 1762
SusWrite 976
417% 1,858 MB/s
4K Read 72.3
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 104
342% 121 MB/s
DQ Read 1,644
DQ Write 1,425
DQ Mixed 1,496
1,132% 1,522 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2152 809 804 812 815 814 MB/s
Read 2,540
Write 2,433
Mixed 1,399
SusWrite 1,034
414% 1,851 MB/s
4K Read 64.2
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 87.1
287% 99.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,442
DQ Write 1,240
DQ Mixed 1,326
998% 1,336 MB/s
370GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2231 811 799 802 806 799 MB/s
Read 2,608
Write 2,323
Mixed 1,827
SusWrite 1,041
436% 1,950 MB/s
4K Read 63.9
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 85.6
282% 97.1 MB/s
DQ Read 994
DQ Write 745
DQ Mixed 931
679% 890 MB/s
249GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1370 1015 798 802 802 803 MB/s
Read 2316
Write 1,748
Mixed 1,530
SusWrite 932
364% 1,632 MB/s
4K Read 68.4
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 89
298% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,253
DQ Write 971
DQ Mixed 1,067
811% 1,097 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 980 851 859 868 869 862 MB/s
Read 2,614
Write 2,068
Mixed 1,823
SusWrite 881
412% 1,846 MB/s
4K Read 64.1
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 86.1
284% 98.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,010
DQ Write 760
DQ Mixed 941
688% 904 MB/s
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1271 861 861 863 865 857 MB/s
Read 2,338
Write 2,077
Mixed 1,667
SusWrite 930
392% 1753 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 70.7
227% 77.2 MB/s
DQ Read 627
DQ Write 502
DQ Mixed 594
436% 574 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 971 1060 875 823 826 824 MB/s
Read 1,355
Write 1,080
Mixed 1092
SusWrite 896
248% 1,106 MB/s
4K Read 61.9
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 80.6
262% 88.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,119
DQ Write 907
DQ Mixed 985
745% 1,004 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 7,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 131%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 146%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 128%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $1,553

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