Average Bench: 217% (10th of 859)

Based on 26,401 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 117.2% 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 2,149MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,191MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 110%. 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 278MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 258MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,401 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,287 Read 2,149 2,862
664 Write 1,103 1,254
798 Mixed 1,191 1,406
326% 1,481 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.3 4K Read 51.2 60.9
50.3 4K Write 109 158
19.4 4K Mixed 32.7 49.2
177% 64.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
42.3 DQ Read 278 669
91.6 DQ Write 258 482
19.1 DQ Mixed 98.8 231
121% 212 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
199GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,784
Write 1,251
Mixed 1,492
404% 1,842 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 42.8
200% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 113
123% 209 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,676
Write 1,235
Mixed 1,364
386% 1,758 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 77
4K Mixed 35.5
156% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 58.5
64% 108 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,910
Write 1,177
Mixed 1,170
313% 1,419 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 49.1
206% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 568
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 188
208% 357 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,583
Write 1,253
Mixed 1,363
381% 1,733 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 19
117% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 42.6
DQ Write 67.2
DQ Mixed 20
25% 43.3 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,178
Write 1,202
Mixed 1,229
338% 1,536 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 67.1
4K Mixed 30
147% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 394
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 102
117% 207 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,568
Write 1,057
Mixed 1,117
276% 1,248 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 42.4
197% 75.4 MB/s
DQ Read 564
DQ Write 408
DQ Mixed 216
235% 396 MB/s
139GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,640
Write 1,083
Mixed 1,084
281% 1,269 MB/s
4K Read 58.4
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 28.9
196% 73.2 MB/s
DQ Read 59.8
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 27.7
44% 81.3 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,481
Write 1,030
Mixed 1,071
265% 1,194 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 27.8
115% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 526
DQ Write 406
DQ Mixed 193
219% 375 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 4,289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 122%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $235

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,650

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