Average Bench: 221% (9th of 848)

Based on 4,047 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB, NVMe Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 121.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,269MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,225MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 107%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 274MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 257MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,047 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,331 Read 2,269 2,829
897 Write 1,105 1,250
1,011 Mixed 1,225 1,412
337% 1,533 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.5 4K Read 49.5 61.5
48.2 4K Write 112 164
18.1 4K Mixed 32.1 50
175% 64.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.8 DQ Read 274 649
76.8 DQ Write 257 480
17.5 DQ Mixed 94 223
118% 208 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
184GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,694
Write 1,257
Mixed 1,444
395% 1,798 MB/s
4K Read 65.1
4K Write 195
4K Mixed 50.6
266% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 639
DQ Write 444
DQ Mixed 230
256% 438 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,475
Write 1,251
Mixed 1,400
376% 1,709 MB/s
4K Read 61.8
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 51.2
245% 91.5 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 374
DQ Mixed 208
238% 415 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,372
Write 1,006
Mixed 1,233
337% 1,537 MB/s
4K Read 59.7
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 32
217% 84.1 MB/s
DQ Read 672
DQ Write 495
DQ Mixed 29.9
172% 399 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,586
Write 1,162
Mixed 1,354
373% 1,701 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 40.3
190% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 116
130% 224 MB/s
176GB free
Firmware: CXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,393
Write 1,038
Mixed 1,218
340% 1,550 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 25.3
191% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 46.8
DQ Write 399
DQ Mixed 205
164% 217 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,077
Write 1,254
Mixed 1,207
334% 1,513 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 21.8
143% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 44.7
DQ Write 73
DQ Mixed 19.7
26% 45.8 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,352
Write 982
Mixed 1,028
249% 1,121 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 32.8
154% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 73.7
80% 134 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 730
Write 548
Mixed 560
136% 613 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 55.7
4K Mixed 33.8
135% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 434
DQ Write 55.9
DQ Mixed 87.3
104% 192 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 1,709 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 86%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,090

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