Average Bench: 225% (7th of 850)

Based on 8,533 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 124.9% 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 2,267MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,226MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 102%. 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 292MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 281MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,533 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,294 Read 2,267 2,860
919 Write 1,113 1,250
1,003 Mixed 1,226 1,422
337% 1,535 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.3 4K Read 51.4 61.6
59.4 4K Write 116 164
20 4K Mixed 33.5 49.2
182% 66.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.5 DQ Read 292 659
91.6 DQ Write 281 501
19.5 DQ Mixed 106 240
129% 226 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
168GB free
Firmware: CXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,894
Write 1,195
Mixed 1,371
398% 1,820 MB/s
4K Read 59.6
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 53.4
243% 90.4 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 369
DQ Mixed 121
143% 244 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,764
Write 1,072
Mixed 1,262
371% 1,700 MB/s
4K Read 61
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 30.9
219% 85.4 MB/s
DQ Read 61.1
DQ Write 392
DQ Mixed 195
160% 216 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,357
Write 1,077
Mixed 1,302
347% 1,579 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 49.9
194% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 547
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 178
197% 339 MB/s
154GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,784
Write 1,064
Mixed 1,251
371% 1,700 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 34.1
172% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 22
61% 131 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,019
Write 1,188
Mixed 1,178
322% 1,461 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 42.7
197% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 23.9
96% 217 MB/s
201GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,339
Write 1,127
Mixed 1,395
356% 1,620 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 67.9
4K Mixed 20.9
118% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 612
DQ Write 468
DQ Mixed 19
156% 367 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,895
Write 1,163
Mixed 1,151
310% 1,403 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 28.7
180% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 548
DQ Write 427
DQ Mixed 193
225% 389 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 697
Write 523
Mixed 556
132% 592 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 25.7
159% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 38.6
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 19
63% 128 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 1,766 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 119%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $252

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,435

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