Average Bench: 292% (21st of 1021)

Based on 128,375 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]

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Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 192.2% 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 1,105MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,170MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 128%. 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 914MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 128,375 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,266 Read 2,398 2,717
1,050 Write 2,170 2,588
977 Mixed 1,668 1,925
648 SusWrite 914 1,067
400% 1,788 MB/s
Min Avg Max
48.6 4K Read 65 74.7
95.9 4K Write 153 191
62.3 4K Mixed 86.9 102
291% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
703 DQ Read 1,240 1,703
441 DQ Write 1,014 1,455
515 DQ Mixed 1,105 1,523
833% 1,120 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2073 824 824 831 831 833 MB/s
Read 2,682
Write 2,578
Mixed 1,842
SusWrite 1,036
455% 2,034 MB/s
4K Read 65.8
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 92.9
312% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 1245
DQ Write 1,081
DQ Mixed 1,170
875% 1,165 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1547 917 819 810 807 811 MB/s
Read 2,467
Write 2,413
Mixed 1,795
SusWrite 952
427% 1,907 MB/s
4K Read 62.4
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 85.4
278% 95.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,674
DQ Write 1,414
DQ Mixed 1,518
1,144% 1,535 MB/s
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1125 886 890 859 849 851 MB/s
Read 2,649
Write 2,466
Mixed 1893
SusWrite 910
443% 1,979 MB/s
4K Read 70.2
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 90.7
304% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,423
DQ Write 1,068
DQ Mixed 915
774% 1,135 MB/s
257GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 948 877 877 854 838 837 MB/s
Read 2,579
Write 2372
Mixed 1,837
SusWrite 872
428% 1,915 MB/s
4K Read 66.3
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 88.6
296% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 956
DQ Write 792
DQ Mixed 868
652% 872 MB/s
251GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1196 871 887 876 859 875 MB/s
Read 1,924
Write 1,730
Mixed 1,472
SusWrite 927
339% 1,513 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 44.6
159% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,038
DQ Write 984
DQ Mixed 1,033
769% 1,018 MB/s
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 809 805 807 808 805 791 MB/s
Read 1,712
Write 1,320
Mixed 720
SusWrite 804
254% 1,139 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 42.2
147% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,018
DQ Write 858
DQ Mixed 882
676% 919 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 27,445 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 140%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 120%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $235

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,513

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 Comments

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Excellent

3 months ago.


Excellent

5 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

3 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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