Average Bench: 328% (16th of 1058)

Based on 266 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB averaged 228.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,044MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,302MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB is 169%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 144MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 61.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 266 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,243 Read 2,302 2,689
1,108 Write 2,045 2,517
1,019 Mixed 1,648 1,968
1,130 SusWrite 1,696 2,037
432% 1,923 MB/s
Min Avg Max
42.9 4K Read 61.9 71.2
69.9 4K Write 144 204
54.4 4K Mixed 81.9 102
275% 95.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
580 DQ Read 1,204 1,589
229 DQ Write 935 1,424
313 DQ Mixed 1,044 1,456
788% 1,061 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2186 2217 2203 1919 1421 1439 MB/s
Read 2,338
Write 2,173
Mixed 1,780
SusWrite 1,898
460% 2,047 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 68.7
231% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,346
DQ Write 1,031
DQ Mixed 1,156
873% 1,178 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1795 1793 1794 1794 1591 1385 MB/s
Read 2,095
Write 1,766
Mixed 1,608
SusWrite 1692
402% 1,790 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 66.8
254% 96.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,277
DQ Write 967
DQ Mixed 1,096
827% 1,113 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1915 1910 1984 1975 1565 1389 MB/s
Read 2,583
Write 2,147
Mixed 1,780
SusWrite 1,790
465% 2,075 MB/s
4K Read 59.7
4K Write 70.4
4K Mixed 66.4
213% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,066
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 272
281% 488 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1415 1433 1475 1455 1489 1492 MB/s
Read 2,059
Write 1,788
Mixed 1,442
SusWrite 1460
379% 1,687 MB/s
4K Read 60.2
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 79.8
262% 89.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,274
DQ Write 958
DQ Mixed 1,063
809% 1,098 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1386 1302 1371 1419 1417 1442 MB/s
Read 2,027
Write 1,927
Mixed 1,467
SusWrite 1,390
382% 1,703 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 80.6
264% 90.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,298
DQ Write 933
DQ Mixed 1,030
793% 1,087 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1934 1951 1849 1921 1500 1451 MB/s
Read 1,347
Write 1,724
Mixed 1,026
SusWrite 1,768
332% 1,466 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 59.4
192% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 661
DQ Write 512
DQ Mixed 605
447% 592 MB/s
875GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1557 1377 1421 1437 1419 1393 MB/s
Read 1,722
Write 1,604
Mixed 1,451
SusWrite 1,434
350% 1,553 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 39.7
147% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,000
DQ Write 558
DQ Mixed 783
581% 780 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,339,370 SSDs tested.

Typical 970 EVO Plus 1TB Builds (Compare 14,295 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 196%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 198%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING - $400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,731

Popular 970 EVO Plus 1TB compatible motherboards:

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