Average Bench: 218% (10th of 862)

Based on 38,809 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 118.5% 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 2,154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,182MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 111%. 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 295MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 262MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,809 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,354 Read 2,154 2,859
857 Write 1,104 1,249
833 Mixed 1,182 1,433
326% 1,480 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32 4K Read 51.1 61
55.5 4K Write 111 165
19.1 4K Mixed 33 49.7
179% 65.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.4 DQ Read 295 669
88.6 DQ Write 262 485
18.6 DQ Mixed 105 244
126% 220 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
116GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,881
Write 1,211
Mixed 1,375
399% 1,823 MB/s
4K Read 58.6
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 46.7
214% 76.1 MB/s
DQ Read 559
DQ Write 400
DQ Mixed 205
228% 388 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,820
Write 1,209
Mixed 1,383
395% 1,804 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 45.5
221% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 518
DQ Write 388
DQ Mixed 193
215% 366 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,058
Write 1,246
Mixed 1,188
330% 1,497 MB/s
4K Read 61.2
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 46.2
234% 87.8 MB/s
DQ Read 629
DQ Write 471
DQ Mixed 239
263% 446 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,641
Write 1,134
Mixed 1,126
288% 1,301 MB/s
4K Read 60.5
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 49.1
233% 86 MB/s
DQ Read 1,046
DQ Write 782
DQ Mixed 263
373% 697 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,893
Write 1,075
Mixed 1,193
306% 1,387 MB/s
4K Read 56.6
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 41.5
206% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 594
DQ Write 420
DQ Mixed 215
240% 410 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,122
Write 1,153
Mixed 1,141
324% 1,472 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 29.3
158% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 104
115% 196 MB/s
116GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,536
Write 1,095
Mixed 1,357
365% 1,662 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 19.8
137% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 31
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 16.7
33% 63.3 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,431
Write 1,062
Mixed 1,073
264% 1,189 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 46.9
211% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 55.9
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 148
98% 114 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 5,496 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 122%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,542

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5 days ago.

Best bang for the buck, faster than any other NVMe SSD on the market for consumers, and all around just a better product than any of the other competing products on the market.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Superb NVMe M.2 SSD for any build.


Excellent

11 days ago.

An unbelievable best value performer in the NVMe category. This was an upgrade from my Samsung EVO 840 120GB which I paid $120 for years ago. For the same price, this drive delivers orders of magnitude more performance. SSDs don't have to break the bank!


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