Average Bench: 285% (25th of 1037)

Based on 166,773 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 185.0% 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 1,068MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,118MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 138%. 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 890MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 147MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 166,773 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,138 Read 2,369 2,706
788 Write 2,118 2,590
672 Mixed 1,647 1938
591 SusWrite 890 1,071
393% 1,756 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.4 4K Read 65.2 71.5
93.3 4K Write 147 188
59.9 4K Mixed 84.3 99.6
285% 98.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
738 DQ Read 1,199 1,630
491 DQ Write 966 1,367
593 DQ Mixed 1,068 1,429
803% 1,078 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2262 815 818 818 820 822 MB/s
Read 2,727
Write 2,544
Mixed 1896
SusWrite 1,059
460% 2,057 MB/s
4K Read 71.9
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 102
341% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1,320
DQ Write 1,237
DQ Mixed 1,281
961% 1,280 MB/s
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2299 826 830 828 825 828 MB/s
Read 2,599
Write 2,427
Mixed 1,819
SusWrite 1,073
443% 1,979 MB/s
4K Read 67.9
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 96.2
322% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,313
DQ Write 1,119
DQ Mixed 1,219
912% 1,217 MB/s
319GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 870 859 854 824 814 819 MB/s
Read 2458
Write 2,248
Mixed 1,733
SusWrite 840
407% 1,820 MB/s
4K Read 59
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 75.8
253% 86.9 MB/s
DQ Read 887
DQ Write 634
DQ Mixed 791
583% 771 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,610,326 SSDs tested.


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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 42,518 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 99%
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $986

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1 day ago.

Swapped up my O.S. Drive from a WD Green 240 to a 970 EVO Plus 500. System Performance is Outstanding; Boots, Game Loading, Level Loading......This is an Excellent Product! If I could describe it's performance in one word: Instantaneous. P.S. Thanks for a Great Website!


7 months ago.


9 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.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


7 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.

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