Average Bench: 198% (88th of 1058)

Based on 212,682 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 98.5% 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 678MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 872MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 92.6%. 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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 364MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 558MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 212,682 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,068 Read 1,782 2,144
696 Write 1,247 1,490
404 Mixed 558 706
228 SusWrite 364 484
218% 988 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.1 4K Read 46.2 55.4
71.1 4K Write 137 200
36.3 4K Mixed 52.3 63.8
209% 78.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
611 DQ Read 1,007 1,211
360 DQ Write 872 1,224
444 DQ Mixed 678 864
579% 852 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
132GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1359 304 304 304 306 305 MB/s
Read 2,023
Write 1,494
Mixed 693
SusWrite 480
259% 1,173 MB/s
4K Read 54.8
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 56.1
237% 88.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,068
DQ Write 1,292
DQ Mixed 764
692% 1,041 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 513 314 289 269 260 243 MB/s
Read 1,469
Write 1,375
Mixed 585
SusWrite 314
208% 936 MB/s
4K Read 52.3
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 58.2
228% 83.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,089
DQ Write 968
DQ Mixed 676
603% 911 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 967 570 308 307 307 308 MB/s
Read 1,679
Write 1,152
Mixed 517
SusWrite 461
210% 952 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 36.6
121% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 467
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 401
294% 390 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 11,618 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,559

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 Comments

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Poor

12 months ago.

Sequential Read = 2738 Sequential Write =1539


Good

2 years ago.

HUGE difference over my old HDD


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

ssd는 샘숭이지


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

Superb NVMe M.2 SSD for any build.


Excellent

4 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

3 years ago.

Probably best $/perf


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