Average Bench: 219% (7th of 853)

Based on 15,912 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 119.3% 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 2,167MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,195MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 106%. 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 288MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 269MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,912 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,270 Read 2,167 2,854
866 Write 1,105 1,257
969 Mixed 1,195 1,435
328% 1,489 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 4K Read 51.5 61
54.9 4K Write 114 162
19 4K Mixed 32.6 49
180% 65.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.9 DQ Read 288 649
86.7 DQ Write 269 481
19.5 DQ Mixed 101 229
125% 219 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
208GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,605
Write 1,177
Mixed 1,308
372% 1,696 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 26.5
155% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 22.4
66% 143 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,825
Write 1,178
Mixed 1,215
311% 1,406 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 28.3
201% 76.1 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 104
131% 234 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,606
Write 1,117
Mixed 1,125
284% 1,283 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 31.1
209% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 129
DQ Write 474
DQ Mixed 72
122% 225 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,063
Write 1,014
Mixed 1,125
308% 1,401 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 24.4
166% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 57.1
DQ Write 375
DQ Mixed 28.5
77% 153 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,679
Write 1,215
Mixed 1,196
302% 1,363 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 30.6
141% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 63.5
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 27
48% 90.2 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,531
Write 1,068
Mixed 1,031
268% 1,210 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 26.6
132% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 536
DQ Write 479
DQ Mixed 21.8
149% 346 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,160
Write 246
Mixed 407
200% 937 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 28.1
185% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 108
117% 194 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 2,838 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 123%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $245

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,622

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