Real World Speed
Performance profile from 178,343 user samples
102,205 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 264% 109GB free
Worst Bench: 171% 200GB free
Poor: 171% Great: 264%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 929
76,138 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 62GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 107GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 261st / 929
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
220 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+176%
79.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2212 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+356%
485 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1107 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+245%
321 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
53.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+48%
36.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
105 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+82%
57.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1197 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+264%
329 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+59%
20.6 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2864 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+462%
510 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1251 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+255%
352 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
59.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+33%
44.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
146 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+83%
79.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1426 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+298%
358 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+80%
26.8 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,222,605 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.21 % Hugely higher market share.
+172%
1.18 %
Value
Value For Money
206 % Hugely better value.
+350%
45.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % More popular.
+19%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$103 Much cheaper.
+48%
$197
Age
Newest
19 Months Much more recent.
+68%
59 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
585 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+61%
363 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
419 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+78%
236 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
2,036 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+93%
1,054 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
203 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+141%
84.1 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
257 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+35%
191 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
236 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+57%
150 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
93.3 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+89%
49.3 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 250GB
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The 960 Evo SSD is one of Samsung’s premier NVMe SSDs, along with their current flagship, the 960 Pro. The Evo variant is available in a variety of capacities including 250, 500 and 1000 GB, each with a commensurate price tag, whilst the 960 Pro is available in 512, 1024 and 2048 GB capacities. The 960 Evo has lower write endurance compared to the 960 Pro due to its TLC (3-bit) V-NAND flash memory (the 960 Pro consists of MLC (2-bit) V-NAND). As a result, Samsung only guarantee 200 terabytes written on the 512 GB 960 Evo, compared to double that on the 960 Pro, however, this volume of data is very unlikely to affect consumers. The 250 GB 960 Evo has a 13 GB SLC cache which boosts initial write speed to roughly match the 960 Pro but writes exceeding 13 GB drop in speed by over 50%. Overall, the 960 Pro offers more consistent write performance than the 960 Evo, however, this will only impact workloads that exceed the 13 GB. [Nov '17 SSDrivePro]

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The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
  • Raw speed comparison - Raw speed readings.
  • Details ordered by value - Detailed performance stats ordered by overall value for money.
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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
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  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $160Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $125
Intel Core i5-8600K $222AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $177SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $911SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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