Real World Speed
Performance profile from 126,307 user samples
126,035 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 237% 165GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 152% 10GB free (System drive)
Poor: 152% Great: 237%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1003
272 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 255% 172GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 161% 191GB free (System drive)
Poor: 161% Great: 255%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 1003
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
202 % 219 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1805 MB/s 1858 MB/s +3%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1317 MB/s Much faster write speed.
959 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
44.4 MB/s 57.8 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
143 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
133 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
574 MB/s 949 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
53.5 MB/s 76.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
374 MB/s 501 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2150 MB/s 2181 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1503 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
1104 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
54.7 MB/s 68.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
198 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
186 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
745 MB/s 1052 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
65 MB/s 94.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
479 MB/s 540 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 15,187,600 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.92 % Insanely higher market share.
0.02 %
Value For Money
219 % 396 % Hugely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % Much more popular.
52 %
Price (score)
$85 $44 Much cheaper.
31+ Months 11+ Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1221 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
829 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1277 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
1039 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,856 Pts Stronger server IO.
2989 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
905 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
649 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
973 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
765 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
936 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
781 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
677 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
583 MB/s
250GB 256GB

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) June 2019 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]


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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
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