Average Bench: 289% (24th of 1039)

Based on 222,396 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 188.9% 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 1,051MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,414MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 125%. 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 909MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 150MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 222,396 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,385 Read 2,414 2,711
1,104 Write 2,137 2,590
1,063 Mixed 1,665 1,927
655 SusWrite 909 1,062
398% 1,781 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.7 4K Read 63.6 71.8
79.9 4K Write 150 191
54.9 4K Mixed 85.2 100
285% 99.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
630 DQ Read 1,215 1,637
355 DQ Write 962 1,394
267 DQ Mixed 1,051 1,466
797% 1,076 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
292GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2326 805 803 803 805 805 MB/s
Read 2,565
Write 2,331
Mixed 1,743
SusWrite 1,058
430% 1,924 MB/s
4K Read 74.1
4K Write 232
4K Mixed 112
378% 139 MB/s
DQ Read 1,911
DQ Write 1,809
DQ Mixed 1,892
1,411% 1,870 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1824 897 808 808 809 812 MB/s
Read 2,702
Write 2,522
Mixed 1,839
SusWrite 993
450% 2,014 MB/s
4K Read 71
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 98.4
330% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1,389
DQ Write 1,178
DQ Mixed 1,282
961% 1,283 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1535 1135 806 811 813 807 MB/s
Read 2,093
Write 1,944
Mixed 1,538
SusWrite 984
367% 1,640 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 67.4
221% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,375
DQ Write 1,178
DQ Mixed 1,322
978% 1,292 MB/s
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2101 837 810 810 812 810 MB/s
Read 1,672
Write 2,224
Mixed 1,409
SusWrite 1,030
357% 1,584 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 77.8
251% 83.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,208
DQ Write 838
DQ Mixed 995
751% 1,014 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 711 808 782 708 648 606 MB/s
Read 2,352
Write 2,077
Mixed 1,768
SusWrite 710
386% 1,727 MB/s
4K Read 57.1
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 72.1
244% 84 MB/s
DQ Read 952
DQ Write 661
DQ Mixed 868
632% 827 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 861 822 804 741 799 819 MB/s
Read 2,539
Write 2,086
Mixed 1,370
SusWrite 808
379% 1,701 MB/s
4K Read 54.5
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 62.7
206% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,134
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 312
314% 535 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 870 845 848 830 818 831 MB/s
Read 1350
Write 2,286
Mixed 1,361
SusWrite 840
330% 1,459 MB/s
4K Read 55.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 70.3
228% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 994
DQ Write 829
DQ Mixed 897
676% 907 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 410 454 447 449 452 MB/s
Read 605
Write 474
Mixed 492
SusWrite 418
112% 497 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 66.8
4K Mixed 43
142% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 689
DQ Write 594
DQ Mixed 840
575% 707 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 45,332 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,188

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 Comments

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5 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

2 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

11 months ago.


Excellent

12 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

7 months ago.

Link to the nvme driver to get max results


Excellent

11 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

1 month 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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