Average Bench: 199% (101st of 1074)

Based on 240,629 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 99.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 687MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 921MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 94.8%. 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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 366MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 559MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 240,629 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,168 Read 1,753 2,121
778 Write 1,260 1,473
429 Mixed 559 691
223 SusWrite 366 481
218% 985 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.3 4K Read 43.9 54.5
74 4K Write 141 210
38 4K Mixed 52.9 64.9
209% 79.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
616 DQ Read 1,025 1,230
274 DQ Write 921 1,260
328 DQ Mixed 687 929
593% 878 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1054 493 303 303 302 302 MB/s
Read 1,679
Write 1,060
Mixed 588
SusWrite 460
209% 947 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 48.8
197% 79 MB/s
DQ Read 1,163
DQ Write 1,043
DQ Mixed 682
627% 963 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 522 252 249 247 243 243 MB/s
Read 1,948
Write 1,431
Mixed 508
SusWrite 293
230% 1,045 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 51
179% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,096
DQ Write 1,012
DQ Mixed 665
606% 924 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 534 273 275 273 269 267 MB/s
Read 1,978
Write 1,235
Mixed 489
SusWrite 315
221% 1,004 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 48
165% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,080
DQ Write 860
DQ Mixed 621
560% 854 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 536 288 287 285 286 283 MB/s
Read 1,902
Write 1,313
Mixed 570
SusWrite 327
227% 1,028 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 48.2
185% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,018
DQ Write 708
DQ Mixed 619
528% 781 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 513 288 249 257 263 274 MB/s
Read 1,902
Write 1,042
Mixed 514
SusWrite 307
206% 941 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 53.9
198% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 897
DQ Write 598
DQ Mixed 650
511% 715 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 548 295 289 286 281 278 MB/s
Read 1,379
Write 1,245
Mixed 500
SusWrite 329
192% 863 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 42
149% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 596
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 458
345% 469 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING - $477

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 Comments

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Poor

3 years ago.

Sequential Read = 2738 Sequential Write =1539


Good

3 months ago.

HUGE difference over my old HDD


Poor

5 years ago.

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


Good

6 years ago.


Excellent

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

ssd는 샘숭이지


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 years ago.

Superb NVMe M.2 SSD for any build.


Excellent

6 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!


Excellent

6 years ago.

Probably best $/perf


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