Average Bench: 198% (89th of 1058)

Based on 212,153 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB, NVMe Samsung SSD 960

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]

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 97.7% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 668MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 886MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 88.6%. 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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 363MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 556MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 212,153 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,022 Read 1,766 2,142
766 Write 1,251 1,497
419 Mixed 556 693
235 SusWrite 363 481
217% 984 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.3 4K Read 47.3 53.4
67.2 4K Write 133 186
38.9 4K Mixed 51.7 62.7
208% 77.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
639 DQ Read 1,004 1,198
245 DQ Write 886 1,249
251 DQ Mixed 668 890
577% 853 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 608 317 316 317 315 316 MB/s
Read 2008
Write 1,404
Mixed 677
SusWrite 365
246% 1,114 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 49.5
188% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 889
DQ Write 708
DQ Mixed 592
499% 730 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 532 319 317 317 317 317 MB/s
Read 1,912
Write 1,391
Mixed 678
SusWrite 353
239% 1,083 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 55.6
191% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 831
DQ Write 652
DQ Mixed 595
485% 693 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 534 302 301 297 296 294 MB/s
Read 1,423
Write 1,319
Mixed 550
SusWrite 338
202% 907 MB/s
4K Read 50.5
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 49.9
216% 81.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,067
DQ Write 978
DQ Mixed 637
583% 894 MB/s
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 90 81 43 62 74 MB/s
Read 1,409
Write 130
Mixed 210
SusWrite 76
97% 456 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 33.5
122% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 39.3
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 238
141% 143 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,899,322 SSDs tested.


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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 8,447 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 127%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 115%

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING - $599

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,886

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3 months ago.

Sequential Read = 2738 Sequential Write =1539


18 months ago.

HUGE difference over my old HDD


2 years ago.

you used MP300 drive and called it MP500. this comparison is not accurate


3 years ago.


3 years ago.

the best of the best AAAAAAAAAA++++++++++


2 years ago.

ssd는 샘숭이지


6 months ago.

I dont know why this program wont recognize it. Sometimes it does sometimes it doesnt but its really messing with my benchmarks


16 months ago.

On a i5-7500 in a HP DESKPRO very fast for that PC


3 years ago.

Superb NVMe M.2 SSD for any build.


3 years 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!


3 years ago.

Probably best $/perf

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