Average Bench: 202% (84th of 1058)

Based on 198,399 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 102.1% 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 688MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 918MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 95.7%. 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 356MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 550MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 198,399 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,066 Read 1,797 2,169
546 Write 1,228 1,484
402 Mixed 550 726
199 SusWrite 356 480
217% 983 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.7 4K Read 51.5 56.8
69 4K Write 140 206
34.7 4K Mixed 52.2 64.5
219% 81.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
722 DQ Read 1,036 1,232
268 DQ Write 918 1,255
319 DQ Mixed 688 897
595% 881 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1368 311 312 312 312 312 MB/s
Read 2,006
Write 1,368
Mixed 592
SusWrite 488
246% 1,113 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 199
4K Mixed 59.3
253% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1047
DQ Write 1,276
DQ Mixed 848
726% 1,057 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 643 315 310 307 304 298 MB/s
Read 2,014
Write 1,432
Mixed 638
SusWrite 363
245% 1,112 MB/s
4K Read 57.2
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 53
250% 96.9 MB/s
DQ Read 773
DQ Write 1,222
DQ Mixed 712
620% 902 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 514 279 280 281 281 279 MB/s
Read 1,677
Write 1,356
Mixed 498
SusWrite 319
213% 962 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 51.8
222% 87.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,056
DQ Write 1,195
DQ Mixed 995
786% 1,082 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 604 226 242 297 297 295 MB/s
Read 1,876
Write 1,426
Mixed 590
SusWrite 327
233% 1,055 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 48
183% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,070
DQ Write 940
DQ Mixed 653
586% 888 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 611 317 317 317 317 320 MB/s
Read 1,331
Write 1,183
Mixed 479
SusWrite 366
187% 840 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 54.1
217% 83.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,078
DQ Write 1221
DQ Mixed 830
713% 1,043 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 13,328 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 113%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,482

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 Comments

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Poor

19 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

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

ssd는 샘숭이지


Excellent

22 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

5 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

4 years ago.

Probably best $/perf


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