Average Bench: 201% (45th of 980)

Based on 102,560 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]

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Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 101.0% 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 700MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 943MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 88.7%. 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 373MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 572MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 102,560 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,086 Read 1,765 2,142
821 Write 1,309 1,507
435 Mixed 572 716
267 SusWrite 373 480
222% 1,005 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.3 4K Read 44.8 55.6
95.6 4K Write 144 197
42.6 4K Mixed 53.6 64.9
213% 80.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
647 DQ Read 1,005 1,217
481 DQ Write 943 1,277
469 DQ Mixed 700 896
601% 883 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 647 327 328 325 326 324 MB/s
Read 2,089
Write 1,498
Mixed 576
SusWrite 380
250% 1,136 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 59.5
229% 88.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,158
DQ Write 1,047
DQ Mixed 676
624% 960 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 577 314 314 314 311 313 MB/s
Read 1,909
Write 1,495
Mixed 611
SusWrite 357
242% 1,093 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 48.1
214% 83.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,074
DQ Write 1,252
DQ Mixed 707
659% 1,011 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 558 308 307 306 304 303 MB/s
Read 1,852
Write 1,442
Mixed 605
SusWrite 348
235% 1,062 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 51.3
219% 84.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,050
DQ Write 1,252
DQ Mixed 729
667% 1,011 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 628 303 300 303 301 301 MB/s
Read 1,511
Write 1,431
Mixed 660
SusWrite 356
220% 990 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 55.8
222% 86.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,167
DQ Write 1,010
DQ Mixed 687
625% 955 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 908 326 324 322 322 323 MB/s
Read 1,780
Write 1,289
Mixed 492
SusWrite 421
220% 995 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 46.5
168% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 913
DQ Write 730
DQ Mixed 615
516% 753 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1074 518 309 313 314 314 MB/s
Read 2,021
Write 1,401
Mixed 549
SusWrite 474
245% 1,111 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 48.8
185% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 41.5
DQ Write 98.3
DQ Mixed 48.5
43% 62.8 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 15,379 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 108%
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Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $148

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $1,021

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 Comments

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Average

4 months ago.

Sequential Read = 2738 Sequential Write =1539


Terrible

5 months ago.

HUGE difference over my old HDD


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Good

14 months ago.


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 days ago.

ssd는 샘숭이지


Excellent

18 months ago.

Superb NVMe M.2 SSD for any build.


Excellent

14 months 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

9 months ago.

Probably best $/perf


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