Real World Speed
Performance profile from 153,010 user samples
152,538 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 240% 149GB free
Worst Bench: 132% 115GB free (System drive)
Poor: 132% Great: 240%
SPEED RANK: 64th / 1011
472 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 256% 172GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 163% 238GB free
Poor: 163% Great: 256%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
200 % 220 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1783 MB/s 1877 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1281 MB/s Much faster write speed.
972 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
46.4 MB/s 58.1 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
138 MB/s +3% 134 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
561 MB/s 957 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
52.5 MB/s 77 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
372 MB/s 503 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2151 MB/s 2188 MB/s +2%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1504 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
1125 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
195 MB/s +3% 189 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
713 MB/s 1063 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
64.5 MB/s 93.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
479 MB/s 543 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 17,616,357 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.87 % Insanely higher market share.
0.02 %
Value For Money
25.8 % 51.9 % Hugely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % Much more popular.
51 %
Price (score)
$100 $46 Much cheaper.
33+ Months 14+ Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1217 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
830 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1262 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
1038 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,833 Pts Stronger server IO.
2,996 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
933 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
650 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
980 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
763 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
927 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
779 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
680 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
585 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) September 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.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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