Average Bench: 287% (28th of 1058)

Based on 364,429 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 186.5% 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 1,049MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,370MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 139%. 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 870MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 153MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 364,429 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,275 Read 2,370 2,725
1,036 Write 2,086 2,568
949 Mixed 1,625 1936
578 SusWrite 870 1,054
388% 1,738 MB/s
Min Avg Max
48.9 4K Read 65.6 74.7
79.7 4K Write 153 228
55.4 4K Mixed 85.8 109
290% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
793 DQ Read 1,273 1,785
379 DQ Write 916 1,333
433 DQ Mixed 1,049 1,527
796% 1,079 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
377GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2109 924 833 839 829 830 MB/s
Read 1,865
Write 1699
Mixed 1,503
SusWrite 1,060
344% 1,532 MB/s
4K Read 75.2
4K Write 198
4K Mixed 107
356% 127 MB/s
DQ Read 1905
DQ Write 1594
DQ Mixed 1,711
1,292% 1,737 MB/s
329GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1567 1141 809 836 837 835 MB/s
Read 2,580
Write 1,565
Mixed 1,612
SusWrite 1,004
376% 1,690 MB/s
4K Read 71.2
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 97.3
324% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1402
DQ Write 1,165
DQ Mixed 1,255
948% 1,274 MB/s
246GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 921 872 868 869 862 838 MB/s
Read 1703
Write 1,785
Mixed 1,426
SusWrite 872
325% 1,446 MB/s
4K Read 76.4
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 103
349% 124 MB/s
DQ Read 1,371
DQ Write 957
DQ Mixed 1107
842% 1,145 MB/s
353GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1336 907 855 861 860 862 MB/s
Read 2,584
Write 2,372
Mixed 1,844
SusWrite 947
433% 1,937 MB/s
4K Read 62
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 81.3
264% 89.3 MB/s
DQ Read 922
DQ Write 570
DQ Mixed 799
581% 764 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 634 472 555 541 505 510 MB/s
Read 2,512
Write 2,362
Mixed 1,734
SusWrite 536
399% 1,786 MB/s
4K Read 54.6
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 78.5
253% 88.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,216
DQ Write 1,000
DQ Mixed 957
758% 1,058 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 876 879 870 854 862 749 MB/s
Read 1,890
Write 1,008
Mixed 1,355
SusWrite 848
284% 1,276 MB/s
4K Read 56.9
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 76.3
253% 88 MB/s
DQ Read 1,245
DQ Write 965
DQ Mixed 1,086
818% 1,099 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,465,604 SSDs tested.


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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 84,574 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 103%
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 106%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,146

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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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17 days ago.

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


6 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.


23 months ago.


2 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.


10 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.


19 months ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


23 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.


13 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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