Average Bench: 287% (28th of 1058)

Based on 273,670 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 187.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,089MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,123MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 142%. 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 273,670 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,111 Read 2,364 2,720
1,035 Write 2,123 2,605
933 Mixed 1,647 1,944
596 SusWrite 870 1,056
392% 1,751 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.8 4K Read 64.8 73.5
89.9 4K Write 153 195
55.4 4K Mixed 86.7 102
290% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
763 DQ Read 1,236 1,651
440 DQ Write 980 1,383
617 DQ Mixed 1,089 1,472
820% 1,102 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
177GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1439 921 886 888 892 890 MB/s
Read 2,480
Write 1,851
Mixed 1,430
SusWrite 986
376% 1,687 MB/s
4K Read 68.4
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 90.7
308% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1338
DQ Write 1,169
DQ Mixed 1,234
930% 1,247 MB/s
385GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1526 1028 783 781 784 786 MB/s
Read 2,489
Write 1,547
Mixed 1,536
SusWrite 948
363% 1,630 MB/s
4K Read 70
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 91.9
309% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,314
DQ Write 1,135
DQ Mixed 1,206
909% 1,218 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1060 880 881 859 858 858 MB/s
Read 2,492
Write 2273
Mixed 1824
SusWrite 899
419% 1,872 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 74.9
243% 82.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,331
DQ Write 1,059
DQ Mixed 1,031
816% 1,140 MB/s
312GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1225 1180 771 775 781 778 MB/s
Read 2,520
Write 2,094
Mixed 1180
SusWrite 918
374% 1,678 MB/s
4K Read 64.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 71
253% 85.6 MB/s
DQ Read 681
DQ Write 399
DQ Mixed 554
409% 545 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 909 882 871 871 870 865 MB/s
Read 1,381
Write 1,025
Mixed 1,097
SusWrite 878
246% 1,095 MB/s
4K Read 60.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 77.6
252% 84.1 MB/s
DQ Read 722
DQ Write 580
DQ Mixed 626
476% 643 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 774 704 694 679 672 662 MB/s
Read 1,788
Write 1,523
Mixed 1,374
SusWrite 698
301% 1,346 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 51.6
186% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 969
DQ Write 769
DQ Mixed 881
656% 873 MB/s
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 Prices

EbayUS MZ-V7S500BW $781 min
AmazonUS MZ-V7S500B/AM $9522 mins
BHPhotoUS MZ-V7S500B/AM $10012 months
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 67,870 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,143

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 Comments

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Excellent

8 days 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

17 months ago.


Excellent

19 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.


Excellent

4 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

13 months ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


Excellent

17 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.


Excellent

7 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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