Average Bench: 299% (13th of 1003)

Based on 22,407 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 198.9% 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 1,154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,200MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 103%. 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 969MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 157MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,407 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,340 Read 2,403 2,723
1,110 Write 2,200 2,632
1,098 Mixed 1,670 1,941
798 SusWrite 969 1,076
405% 1,811 MB/s
Min Avg Max
53.2 4K Read 64.8 71.8
111 4K Write 157 191
70.8 4K Mixed 88.6 101
295% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
823 DQ Read 1,271 1,759
598 DQ Write 1,062 1,488
712 DQ Mixed 1,154 1,559
868% 1,162 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2109 818 810 817 822 826 MB/s
Read 2,663
Write 2,318
Mixed 1,936
SusWrite 1,034
444% 1,988 MB/s
4K Read 70.6
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 99.8
334% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,357
DQ Write 1,184
DQ Mixed 1,258
946% 1,266 MB/s
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2292 815 813 819 819 813 MB/s
Read 2,599
Write 2424
Mixed 1,806
SusWrite 1,062
441% 1,973 MB/s
4K Read 62.8
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 85.8
282% 98.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,481
DQ Write 1,290
DQ Mixed 1,360
1,026% 1,377 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1977 806 820 821 798 825 MB/s
Read 2,651
Write 2296
Mixed 1,813
SusWrite 1,008
434% 1942 MB/s
4K Read 69.3
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 95.5
320% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,194
DQ Write 999
DQ Mixed 1,106
826% 1,100 MB/s
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 905 861 863 852 837 834 MB/s
Read 2,572
Write 2,350
Mixed 1,396
SusWrite 859
400% 1,794 MB/s
4K Read 71.3
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 93.9
314% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,543
DQ Write 1,131
DQ Mixed 1,264
964% 1,312 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2084 821 825 820 821 822 MB/s
Read 2,035
Write 2,430
Mixed 1,412
SusWrite 1032
388% 1727 MB/s
4K Read 65.3
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 83.4
292% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,628
DQ Write 1,468
DQ Mixed 1,546
1,160% 1,548 MB/s
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1709 1013 819 818 821 826 MB/s
Read 1,863
Write 1,825
Mixed 1,492
SusWrite 1,001
347% 1,546 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 95.4
298% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,548
DQ Write 1,348
DQ Mixed 1,446
1,084% 1,447 MB/s
449GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2304 834 833 830 832 833 MB/s
Read 2,548
Write 2,373
Mixed 1,909
SusWrite 1,078
443% 1,977 MB/s
4K Read 63
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 83.4
276% 95.1 MB/s
DQ Read 936
DQ Write 737
DQ Mixed 895
654% 856 MB/s
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1059 1039 823 821 817 812 MB/s
Read 1,299
Write 1,026
Mixed 1,044
SusWrite 895
239% 1,066 MB/s
4K Read 62.9
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 81.7
268% 90.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,097
DQ Write 956
DQ Mixed 1,021
767% 1,025 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1208 1047 777 777 777 773 MB/s
Read 1,506
Write 1,215
Mixed 1,207
SusWrite 893
270% 1,205 MB/s
4K Read 59.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 81.7
260% 87.5 MB/s
DQ Read 743
DQ Write 670
DQ Mixed 696
525% 703 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 9,945 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 133%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 152%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 142%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $232

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $1,617

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