Average Bench: 284% (27th of 1058)

Based on 370,885 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 184.4% 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 1,043MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,343MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 138%. 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 876MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 150MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 370,885 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,194 Read 2,343 2,722
992 Write 2,078 2,551
962 Mixed 1,615 1,927
555 SusWrite 876 1,055
386% 1,728 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.9 4K Read 65.2 75.3
88.3 4K Write 150 212
62.2 4K Mixed 85.8 105
288% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
701 DQ Read 1,241 1,709
410 DQ Write 912 1,362
455 DQ Mixed 1,043 1,478
788% 1,065 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
348GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2266 838 833 840 837 837 MB/s
Read 2218
Write 2,256
Mixed 1,532
SusWrite 1,075
397% 1,770 MB/s
4K Read 74.7
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 103
352% 127 MB/s
DQ Read 1898
DQ Write 1,600
DQ Mixed 1,701
1,287% 1733 MB/s
373GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 864 865 865 834 828 826 MB/s
Read 2,694
Write 2,529
Mixed 1,918
SusWrite 847
446% 1,997 MB/s
4K Read 71.8
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 100
338% 121 MB/s
DQ Read 1,349
DQ Write 1,178
DQ Mixed 1,071
856% 1,200 MB/s
259GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1756 859 785 812 813 812 MB/s
Read 2,512
Write 1,647
Mixed 1,211
SusWrite 973
352% 1,586 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 59.4
234% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,094
DQ Write 801
DQ Mixed 914
692% 936 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 754 823 860 865 859 809 MB/s
Read 2,568
Write 2,355
Mixed 1,773
SusWrite 828
420% 1,881 MB/s
4K Read 59.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 77.7
251% 84.2 MB/s
DQ Read 911
DQ Write 549
DQ Mixed 766
561% 742 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1036 790 789 812 810 817 MB/s
Read 2,515
Write 2,292
Mixed 1,174
SusWrite 842
380% 1,706 MB/s
4K Read 62.2
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 78.7
259% 87.1 MB/s
DQ Read 766
DQ Write 565
DQ Mixed 770
547% 700 MB/s
265GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1031 850 840 838 823 821 MB/s
Read 2,630
Write 2087
Mixed 1,664
SusWrite 867
404% 1,812 MB/s
4K Read 65.4
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 65.9
225% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 965
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 237
257% 455 MB/s
276GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 697 780 787 796 794 763 MB/s
Read 2,411
Write 2,064
Mixed 1,426
SusWrite 770
372% 1,668 MB/s
4K Read 63.1
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 77.6
256% 85 MB/s
DQ Read 69.1
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 93
80% 113 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 547 582 609 589 553 432 MB/s
Read 1,085
Write 688
Mixed 769
SusWrite 552
173% 774 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 59.7
192% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 422
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 378
284% 381 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 79,389 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,118

Popular 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB compatible motherboards:

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1 month ago.

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


Excellent

4 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.


Excellent

21 months ago.


Excellent

23 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

8 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

17 months ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


Excellent

22 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

11 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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