Average Bench: 199% (100th of 1071)

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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1207 319 308 314 311 314 MB/s
Read 1,810
Write 1,216
Mixed 585
SusWrite 462
225% 1,018 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 51
190% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 981
DQ Write 800
DQ Mixed 700
576% 827 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1294 309 309 311 308 310 MB/s
Read 1,820
Write 1,486
Mixed 710
SusWrite 473
249% 1,122 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 49.7
194% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 863
DQ Write 698
DQ Mixed 614
505% 725 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 529 519 383 278 289 295 MB/s
Read 1314
Write 1,236
Mixed 533
SusWrite 382
193% 866 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 33.7
115% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 753
DQ Write 489
DQ Mixed 513
412% 585 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 112 82 85 64 69 MB/s
Read 769
Write 220
Mixed 197
SusWrite 99.3
70% 321 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 23.6
4K Mixed 12.9
51% 17 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 169
122% 159 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 4,873 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,199

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 Comments

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Poor

2 years ago.

Sequential Read = 2738 Sequential Write =1539


Good

3 years ago.

HUGE difference over my old HDD


Poor

4 years ago.

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


Good

5 years ago.


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

ssd는 샘숭이지


Excellent

2 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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

Superb NVMe M.2 SSD for any build.


Excellent

5 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

4 years ago.

Probably best $/perf


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