Average Bench: 225% (8th of 848)

Based on 2,789 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 125.4% 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 2,338MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,260MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 125%. 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 300MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,789 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,257 Read 2,338 2,816
549 Write 1,100 1,249
604 Mixed 1,260 1,420
344% 1,566 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.6 4K Read 49.4 61.4
44.2 4K Write 113 161
18.5 4K Mixed 32.5 50.8
176% 64.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.2 DQ Read 300 673
77.2 DQ Write 283 480
19.1 DQ Mixed 108 237
132% 230 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,561
Write 1,168
Mixed 1,344
371% 1,691 MB/s
4K Read 52.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 39.7
185% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 426
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 161
173% 292 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,829
Write 1,221
Mixed 1,419
399% 1,823 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 23.5
163% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 51.5
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 78.9
60% 77.7 MB/s
139GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,547
Write 1,289
Mixed 1,410
385% 1,749 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 22.7
156% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 44.6
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 20.6
31% 57 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,287
Write 1,146
Mixed 1,319
348% 1,584 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 37.8
180% 72.3 MB/s
DQ Read 48.5
DQ Write 470
DQ Mixed 23.1
88% 181 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,511
Write 1,155
Mixed 1,364
368% 1,677 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 26.8
139% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 72
87% 154 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,540
Write 1,199
Mixed 1,332
371% 1,690 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 25.4
140% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 45.6
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 83.3
67% 90.5 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,589
Write 1,130
Mixed 1,298
366% 1,672 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 77
4K Mixed 23
142% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 49.3
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 79.6
66% 91.9 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,826
Write 1,198
Mixed 1,191
311% 1,405 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 50.4
4K Mixed 18.4
108% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 37.3
DQ Write 52.7
DQ Mixed 66.1
44% 52 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 1,114 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 124%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,113

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