Average Bench: 224% - 6th / 836

Based on 794 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 123.6% 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 2,203MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,247MB/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 338MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 794 samples)
Min Avg Max
721 Read 2,203 2,818
532 Write 1,090 1,244
558 Mixed 1,247 1,425
333% 1,513 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.1 4K Read 51.8 62.7
48.7 4K Write 122 172
19.7 4K Mixed 34 52.2
186% 69.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.2 DQ Read 338 784
99.7 DQ Write 302 496
19.4 DQ Mixed 113 254
142% 251 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
173GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,633
Write 1,065
Mixed 1,208
358% 1,636 MB/s
4K Read 58.6
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 28.2
199% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 486
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 28.2
133% 302 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,211
Write 1,100
Mixed 1,251
334% 1,521 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 23.7
183% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 48.9
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 23.9
41% 76.8 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,523
Write 1,029
Mixed 1,024
264% 1,192 MB/s
4K Read 59.9
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 31.7
204% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 509
DQ Write 397
DQ Mixed 180
209% 362 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,188
Write 677
Mixed 805
197% 890 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 54.1
4K Mixed 27.9
133% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 46.9
65% 121 MB/s

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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 8,106 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 115%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $137

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $1,062

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