Average Bench: 290% (25th of 1040)

Based on 216,676 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 190.0% 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 1,083MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,154MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 130%. 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 915MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 150MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 216,676 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,360 Read 2,396 2716
1,129 Write 2,154 2,601
1,064 Mixed 1,672 1,946
705 SusWrite 915 1,064
399% 1,784 MB/s
Min Avg Max
50.3 4K Read 64 71.9
90.4 4K Write 150 190
60.9 4K Mixed 86 101
286% 99.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
776 DQ Read 1,226 1,635
448 DQ Write 984 1,401
511 DQ Mixed 1,083 1,474
817% 1,098 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2368 820 827 827 826 826 MB/s
Read 2,759
Write 2,215
Mixed 2,080
SusWrite 1,082
455% 2034 MB/s
4K Read 79
4K Write 246
4K Mixed 116
398% 147 MB/s
DQ Read 1,882
DQ Write 1,640
DQ Mixed 1,719
1,300% 1,747 MB/s
408GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2288 823 825 825 825 826 MB/s
Read 2,625
Write 2,316
Mixed 1,860
SusWrite 1,068
440% 1,968 MB/s
4K Read 71.9
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 100
334% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,515
DQ Write 1,415
DQ Mixed 1,457
1,096% 1,463 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1494 1163 813 820 821 815 MB/s
Read 2,546
Write 1,494
Mixed 1592
SusWrite 988
368% 1,655 MB/s
4K Read 71.5
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 98.4
328% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,483
DQ Write 1,393
DQ Mixed 1,407
1,065% 1,428 MB/s
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2302 822 822 823 826 825 MB/s
Read 2,682
Write 2,441
Mixed 1,894
SusWrite 1070
452% 2,022 MB/s
4K Read 68.5
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 91.4
302% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,366
DQ Write 1,102
DQ Mixed 1,230
922% 1,232 MB/s
211GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2272 772 771 773 791 798 MB/s
Read 2,548
Write 1,836
Mixed 1,581
SusWrite 1,030
390% 1,749 MB/s
4K Read 61.5
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 80.1
264% 90.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,477
DQ Write 1,322
DQ Mixed 1,369
1,035% 1,389 MB/s
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2050 807 809 801 803 788 MB/s
Read 2,609
Write 2,301
Mixed 1,863
SusWrite 1,010
435% 1,945 MB/s
4K Read 64.1
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 85.8
281% 96.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,069
DQ Write 754
DQ Mixed 981
714% 935 MB/s
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1085 853 850 839 847 845 MB/s
Read 2,347
Write 2,294
Mixed 1,384
SusWrite 886
386% 1,728 MB/s
4K Read 60
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 81.7
270% 94.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1420
DQ Write 1,242
DQ Mixed 1,364
1,014% 1,342 MB/s
254GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 962 634 624 620 613 609 MB/s
Read 2,451
Write 2,374
Mixed 1,726
SusWrite 677
404% 1,807 MB/s
4K Read 62.1
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 86.3
284% 99.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,044
DQ Write 881
DQ Mixed 772
630% 899 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 36,071 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 112%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $189

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,123

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 Comments

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24 days ago.

Swapped up my O.S. Drive from a WD Green 240 to a 970 EVO Plus 500. System Performance is Outstanding; Boots, Game Loading, Level Loading......This is an Excellent Product! If I could describe it's performance in one word: Instantaneous. P.S. Thanks for a Great Website!


Poor

1 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

9 months ago.


Excellent

11 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

5 months ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


Excellent

9 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.


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