Average Bench: 283% (31st of 1058)

Based on 282,665 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 182.8% 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 1,024MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,353MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 135%. 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 885MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 146MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 282,665 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,159 Read 2,353 2,715
1,073 Write 2,092 2,595
865 Mixed 1,626 1,937
577 SusWrite 885 1,059
389% 1,739 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.6 4K Read 63.4 72.5
70.8 4K Write 146 192
57.4 4K Mixed 84.6 101
282% 98.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
681 DQ Read 1,191 1,558
323 DQ Write 920 1,320
373 DQ Mixed 1,024 1,411
774% 1,045 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2328 816 816 812 816 810 MB/s
Read 2732
Write 2,222
Mixed 1,895
SusWrite 1,066
442% 1,979 MB/s
4K Read 71.4
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 99.9
334% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,492
DQ Write 998
DQ Mixed 1,263
938% 1,251 MB/s
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2313 825 824 829 826 824 MB/s
Read 2,614
Write 2,449
Mixed 1,896
SusWrite 1,074
450% 2,008 MB/s
4K Read 68.3
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 95.1
312% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,216
DQ Write 1,006
DQ Mixed 1,115
834% 1,112 MB/s
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1124 866 857 862 865 840 MB/s
Read 2,665
Write 2,447
Mixed 1,870
SusWrite 902
441% 1,971 MB/s
4K Read 70.3
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 91.7
316% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1306
DQ Write 1,062
DQ Mixed 1,166
878% 1,178 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1876 1070 831 830 832 831 MB/s
Read 2,535
Write 2,366
Mixed 1802
SusWrite 1,045
434% 1,937 MB/s
4K Read 69.8
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 90.6
296% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,348
DQ Write 937
DQ Mixed 1,092
829% 1,126 MB/s
330GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2339 831 832 830 831 827 MB/s
Read 2,645
Write 2,546
Mixed 1,856
SusWrite 1,082
455% 2,032 MB/s
4K Read 62.5
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 84.7
278% 95.8 MB/s
DQ Read 971
DQ Write 830
DQ Mixed 930
689% 910 MB/s
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 770 803 814 823 808 791 MB/s
Read 2,442
Write 2,152
Mixed 1,824
SusWrite 802
404% 1,805 MB/s
4K Read 58.4
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 78.1
252% 85.5 MB/s
DQ Read 877
DQ Write 572
DQ Mixed 783
568% 744 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,898,164 SSDs tested.


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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 57,202 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 106%
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 108%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,167

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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8 days ago.

Really Fast speeds, boots really fast, and everything opens in a fraction of a second.


5 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.


14 months ago.


15 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.


1 month 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.


10 months ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


14 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.


4 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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