Average Bench: 289% (26th of 1059)

Based on 406,008 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 188.8% 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 1,068MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,406MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 144%. 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 406,008 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,316 Read 2,406 2,722
1,150 Write 2,147 2,563
1,011 Mixed 1,660 1,942
606 SusWrite 870 1,058
396% 1,771 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.9 4K Read 64.7 74.9
80.8 4K Write 153 229
51.2 4K Mixed 86.2 109
289% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
755 DQ Read 1,285 1,888
432 DQ Write 949 1,532
457 DQ Mixed 1,068 1,632
811% 1,100 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
239GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 961 1526 781 786 786 786 MB/s
Read 2,117
Write 1,620
Mixed 1186
SusWrite 938
327% 1,465 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 227
4K Mixed 92.8
299% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,892
DQ Write 1,547
DQ Mixed 1,667
1,262% 1,702 MB/s
249GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2146 810 748 753 756 753 MB/s
Read 2,503
Write 2,310
Mixed 1,802
SusWrite 994
426% 1,903 MB/s
4K Read 60.1
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 78
255% 86.3 MB/s
DQ Read 980
DQ Write 603
DQ Mixed 845
615% 809 MB/s
387GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2289 791 807 810 812 813 MB/s
Read 2,379
Write 2,243
Mixed 1,768
SusWrite 1,054
417% 1,861 MB/s
4K Read 56.5
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 75.6
250% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,078
DQ Write 594
DQ Mixed 888
647% 854 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 907 822 810 780 740 688 MB/s
Read 2,455
Write 2,238
Mixed 1,795
SusWrite 791
407% 1,820 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 69.3
223% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 838
DQ Write 542
DQ Mixed 735
536% 705 MB/s
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 785 746 735 731 724 711 MB/s
Read 1,775
Write 1,892
Mixed 1,241
SusWrite 739
316% 1,412 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 68.8
207% 76 MB/s
DQ Read 1,239
DQ Write 910
DQ Mixed 1,015
774% 1,055 MB/s
335GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1046 884 888 893 892 850 MB/s
Read 1,745
Write 1,490
Mixed 1,325
SusWrite 909
306% 1,367 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 48.9
162% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 527
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 439
330% 445 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,025,253 SSDs tested.


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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 17,429 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 133%
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 136%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,100

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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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27 days ago.

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


14 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.


2 years 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.


19 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.


2 years ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


2 years 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.


22 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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