Average Bench: 289% (34th of 1071)

Based on 406,008 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 188.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,068MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,406MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 144%. 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 870MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 406,008 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,316 Read 2,406 2,722
1,150 Write 2,147 2,563
1,011 Mixed 1,660 1,942
606 SusWrite 870 1,058
396% 1,771 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.9 4K Read 64.7 74.9
80.8 4K Write 153 229
51.2 4K Mixed 86.2 109
289% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
755 DQ Read 1,285 1,888
432 DQ Write 949 1,532
457 DQ Mixed 1,068 1,632
811% 1,100 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1996 780 772 772 778 777 MB/s
Read 2,756
Write 2,527
Mixed 1919
SusWrite 979
457% 2,045 MB/s
4K Read 77.2
4K Write 231
4K Mixed 110
381% 140 MB/s
DQ Read 1,607
DQ Write 1,299
DQ Mixed 1,407
1,066% 1,437 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1716 1083 795 795 797 803 MB/s
Read 2,512
Write 1,814
Mixed 1,676
SusWrite 998
390% 1,750 MB/s
4K Read 65.5
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 89.7
294% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,303
DQ Write 999
DQ Mixed 1,114
843% 1,139 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 609 849 856 873 849 785 MB/s
Read 2,454
Write 2,464
Mixed 1,603
SusWrite 804
410% 1,831 MB/s
4K Read 68.8
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 95.5
318% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,384
DQ Write 1,033
DQ Mixed 1,144
873% 1,187 MB/s
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 892 845 861 851 852 840 MB/s
Read 2,244
Write 1,946
Mixed 1,498
SusWrite 857
366% 1,636 MB/s
4K Read 58.5
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 79.9
265% 92.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,546
DQ Write 1,013
DQ Mixed 1,208
921% 1,256 MB/s
385GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1986 864 822 821 829 825 MB/s
Read 2435
Write 2199
Mixed 1,787
SusWrite 1,024
417% 1,861 MB/s
4K Read 54.1
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 68.7
221% 73.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,015
DQ Write 704
DQ Mixed 787
607% 835 MB/s
335GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 641 855 852 859 843 842 MB/s
Read 2,557
Write 2,210
Mixed 1,788
SusWrite 815
412% 1,843 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 68.4
235% 78.2 MB/s
DQ Read 981
DQ Write 559
DQ Mixed 816
595% 786 MB/s
299GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 929 830 837 854 854 861 MB/s
Read 2,423
Write 2,224
Mixed 1,658
SusWrite 861
400% 1,791 MB/s
4K Read 52.7
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 66
213% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 856
DQ Write 578
DQ Mixed 677
516% 704 MB/s
260GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1701 912 749 782 787 786 MB/s
Read 1764
Write 1465
Mixed 1318
SusWrite 953
308% 1375 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 63.4
4K Mixed 55.3
176% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 443
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 341
256% 346 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 20,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 129%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,057

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3 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 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.


Excellent

2 years ago.


Excellent

3 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.


Excellent

23 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.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


Excellent

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.


Excellent

2 years 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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