Real World Speed
Performance profile from 255,489 user samples
240,629 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 236% 151GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 142% 85GB free (System drive)
Poor: 142% Great: 236%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 1071
14,860 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 210% 141GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 106% 18GB free (System drive)
Poor: 106% Great: 210%
SPEED RANK: 154th / 1071
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
199 % Much faster effective speed.
151 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1753 MB/s Much faster read speed.
1001 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1260 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
576 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
43.9 MB/s Faster random read.
37.8 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
141 MB/s Much faster random write.
105 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
559 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
476 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
52.9 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
44.5 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
366 MB/s 498 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2121 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
1204 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1473 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
1211 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
54.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
44.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
210 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
152 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
691 MB/s 819 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
64.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
59.1 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
481 MB/s 1010 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 71,105,261 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % Insanely higher market share.
0 %
Value For Money
46.8 % Hugely better value.
20.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % Slightly more popular.
52 %
Price (score)
$45 Much cheaper.
82+ Months 81+ Months +1%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1230 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
981 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1260 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
777 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,857 Pts Much stronger server IO.
2,791 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
929 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
594 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1025 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
849 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
921 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
450 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
687 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
390 MB/s
250GB 240GB

The 960 Evo SSD is one of Samsung’s premier NVMe SSDs, along with their current flagship, the 960 Pro. The Evo variant is available in a variety of capacities including 250, 500 and 1000 GB, each with a commensurate price tag, whilst the 960 Pro is available in 512, 1024 and 2048 GB capacities. The 960 Evo has lower write endurance compared to the 960 Pro due to its TLC (3-bit) V-NAND flash memory (the 960 Pro consists of MLC (2-bit) V-NAND). As a result, Samsung only guarantee 200 terabytes written on the 512 GB 960 Evo, compared to double that on the 960 Pro, however, this volume of data is very unlikely to affect consumers. The 250 GB 960 Evo has a 13 GB SLC cache which boosts initial write speed to roughly match the 960 Pro but writes exceeding 13 GB drop in speed by over 50%. Overall, the 960 Pro offers more consistent write performance than the 960 Evo, however, this will only impact workloads that exceed the 13 GB. [Nov '17 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2023 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
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