Average Bench: 217% - 8th / 814

Based on 500 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 117.1% 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 2,095MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,227MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 145%. 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 314MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 500 samples)
Min Avg Max
703 Read 2,095 2,785
532 Write 1,071 1,248
563 Mixed 1,227 1,419
322% 1,465 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.8 4K Read 50.9 61.9
63.7 4K Write 122 167
19.6 4K Mixed 33.4 51.5
184% 68.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.8 DQ Read 314 746
106 DQ Write 307 507
18.4 DQ Mixed 109 247
137% 243 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
198GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,450
Write 1,035
Mixed 1,259
346% 1,582 MB/s
4K Read 54
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 24.1
168% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 55.4
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 155
128% 174 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: 1B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,645
Write 1,117
Mixed 1,300
300% 1,354 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 40.4
190% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 666
DQ Write 417
DQ Mixed 227
254% 437 MB/s
201GB free
Firmware: 1B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 683
Write 525
Mixed 556
131% 588 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 21.4
164% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 501
DQ Write 401
DQ Mixed 17.2
131% 306 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 1,917,497 SSDs tested.

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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 7,208 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 119%
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Desktop
Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 86%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $1,092

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