Average Bench: 279% (32nd of 1058)

Based on 338,360 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 178.8% 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 984MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,372MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 140%. 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 863MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 143MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 338,360 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,231 Read 2,372 2,714
992 Write 2,092 2,553
931 Mixed 1,625 1,922
571 SusWrite 863 1,056
388% 1,738 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.3 4K Read 62.7 72.1
76.7 4K Write 143 193
52.5 4K Mixed 83.2 101
278% 96.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
661 DQ Read 1,178 1,649
311 DQ Write 851 1,253
401 DQ Mixed 984 1,361
744% 1,004 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2260 816 819 826 828 827 MB/s
Read 2,644
Write 2,362
Mixed 1,857
SusWrite 1,063
443% 1,982 MB/s
4K Read 70.2
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 96.9
323% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,621
DQ Write 1,412
DQ Mixed 1517
1,137% 1,517 MB/s
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1003 869 874 870 869 838 MB/s
Read 2733
Write 2640
Mixed 1,927
SusWrite 887
458% 2,047 MB/s
4K Read 75.4
4K Write 196
4K Mixed 104
351% 125 MB/s
DQ Read 1,424
DQ Write 1,154
DQ Mixed 1,232
938% 1,270 MB/s
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2180 772 777 768 768 768 MB/s
Read 2,650
Write 2,531
Mixed 1,890
SusWrite 1,006
452% 2,019 MB/s
4K Read 67.8
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 91.8
307% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,298
DQ Write 951
DQ Mixed 1,095
826% 1,115 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 872 874 862 843 856 590 MB/s
Read 2,640
Write 2,458
Mixed 1,819
SusWrite 816
432% 1,934 MB/s
4K Read 65.9
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 97
320% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,275
DQ Write 1,004
DQ Mixed 1,147
856% 1,142 MB/s
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2042 793 794 808 805 794 MB/s
Read 2,633
Write 2,533
Mixed 1804
SusWrite 1,006
446% 1,994 MB/s
4K Read 58.3
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 79.9
262% 91.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,175
DQ Write 973
DQ Mixed 1,096
815% 1,081 MB/s
336GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1111 854 855 841 843 851 MB/s
Read 2,586
Write 2398
Mixed 1,754
SusWrite 892
426% 1,908 MB/s
4K Read 64.8
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 84.4
283% 97.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,135
DQ Write 760
DQ Mixed 989
727% 961 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 987 890 891 891 890 876 MB/s
Read 2,599
Write 2,380
Mixed 1,790
SusWrite 904
429% 1,918 MB/s
4K Read 56.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 74.1
240% 81.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,143
DQ Write 798
DQ Mixed 975
727% 972 MB/s
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 646 780 793 788 802 811 MB/s
Read 2,573
Write 2,372
Mixed 1,816
SusWrite 770
421% 1,883 MB/s
4K Read 63.4
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 82
271% 92.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,105
DQ Write 736
DQ Mixed 935
694% 926 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 774 694 678 578 665 668 MB/s
Read 1,352
Write 1,073
Mixed 1093
SusWrite 676
235% 1,049 MB/s
4K Read 59.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 72.6
236% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 918
DQ Write 504
DQ Mixed 737
541% 719 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 73,026 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,137

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15 days ago.

super cheap and fast. too good


Excellent

2 month 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

19 months ago.


Excellent

21 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

6 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

15 months ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


Excellent

19 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

9 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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