Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 64,440 user samples
3,818 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 224% 56GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 138% 169GB free (System drive)
Poor: 138% Great: 224%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1000
60,622 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 278% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 166% 31GB free (System drive)
Poor: 166% Great: 278%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1000
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
192 % 234 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1516 MB/s 2161 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1349 MB/s 1401 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
44.3 MB/s 58.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
141 MB/s 147 MB/s +4%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1213 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
1113 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
63.4 MB/s 77.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
428 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
388 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
1723 MB/s 2522 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1537 MB/s +4% 1476 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
49.9 MB/s 68.2 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
201 MB/s 202 MB/s +0%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1363 MB/s +1% 1345 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
76.4 MB/s 93.3 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
471 MB/s 483 MB/s +3%
Market Share
Based on 14,383,530 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 1.25 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
254 % 268 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 70 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$65 Cheaper.
13+ Months 12+ Months Slightly more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
859 MB/s 983 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1314 MB/s 1496 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,306 Pts 3,782 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
805 MB/s 1016 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
776 MB/s 904 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
834 MB/s 990 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
708 MB/s 897 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
250GB 250GB

The 970 Evo is Samsung’s third generation NVMe PCIe SSD for high-end consumers and professionals alike. It employs the latest Samsung Phoenix controller and their latest version of TLC 3D NAND (now 64-layers) which is cheaper but with slightly lower endurance and weaker write consistency than the MLC NAND found in the 970 Pro. The 970 Evo comes in a M.2 form factor and four sizes: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. The $120 250GB 970 Evo has an advertised sequential read speed of up to 3400 MB/s (200MB/s faster than the 250GB 960 Evo) and a sequential write speed of 1500 MB/s which drops to 300 MB/s once the 13Gb of SLC cache has been exhausted (this is similar to the sustained write performance on the 960 Evo). Further benchmarks are required before we can attest to its overall performance in the real world. The anticipated modest performance improvement between generations is expected to maintain Samsung’s front running as the premium SSD brand. Samsung now offers a warranty of 5 years across the suite of 970 SSDs and specifically a generous write endurance of 150 TBW on the 250 GB 970 Evo, thereby challenging the need for the 970 Pro MLC variant. [May '18 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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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