Average Bench: 232% (45th of 1011)

Based on 86,407 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB, NVMe Samsung SSD 970

The 970 Evo is Samsung’s third generation NVMe PCIe SSD for high-end consumers and professionals alike. It employs the latest Samsung Phoenix controller and their latest version of TLC 3D NAND (now 64-layers) which is cheaper but with slightly lower endurance and weaker write consistency than the MLC NAND found in the 970 Pro. The 970 Evo comes in a M.2 form factor and four sizes: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. The $120 250GB 970 Evo has an advertised sequential read speed of up to 3400 MB/s (200MB/s faster than the 250GB 960 Evo) and a sequential write speed of 1500 MB/s which drops to 300 MB/s once the 13Gb of SLC cache has been exhausted (this is similar to the sustained write performance on the 960 Evo). Further benchmarks are required before we can attest to its overall performance in the real world. The anticipated modest performance improvement between generations is expected to maintain Samsung’s front running as the premium SSD brand. Samsung now offers a warranty of 5 years across the suite of 970 SSDs and specifically a generous write endurance of 150 TBW on the 250 GB 970 Evo, thereby challenging the need for the 970 Pro MLC variant. [May '18 SSDrivePro]

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Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 132.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 876MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,176MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 123%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 378MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 141MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 86,407 samples)
Min Avg Max
789 Read 2,176 2,530
654 Write 1,392 1,840
661 Mixed 1,128 1,394
265 SusWrite 378 484
281% 1,269 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.8 4K Read 60.1 67.8
86.8 4K Write 141 199
54.1 4K Mixed 76.3 92.6
263% 92.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
361 DQ Read 873 984
375 DQ Write 953 1,404
275 DQ Mixed 876 1,016
669% 900 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1336 305 304 302 300 291 MB/s
Read 2,429
Write 1,456
Mixed 1267
SusWrite 473
311% 1,406 MB/s
4K Read 58.5
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 77.1
264% 93.7 MB/s
DQ Read 966
DQ Write 1,421
DQ Mixed 988
805% 1,125 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 293 307 307 310 306 MB/s
Read 2,381
Write 1,448
Mixed 1,190
SusWrite 327
295% 1,336 MB/s
4K Read 57.5
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 76
264% 94.6 MB/s
DQ Read 972
DQ Write 1313
DQ Mixed 995
793% 1,093 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 606 258 247 237 231 229 MB/s
Read 2,523
Write 1,472
Mixed 1,040
SusWrite 301
294% 1,334 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 80.4
272% 96.2 MB/s
DQ Read 951
DQ Write 844
DQ Mixed 891
670% 895 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1218 307 309 309 308 311 MB/s
Read 1,985
Write 1,468
Mixed 1,131
SusWrite 460
280% 1,261 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 85.4
278% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 980
DQ Write 1,117
DQ Mixed 1,013
773% 1,037 MB/s
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 493 304 303 305 299 299 MB/s
Read 2,488
Write 1,470
Mixed 1,232
SusWrite 334
305% 1,381 MB/s
4K Read 59.3
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 77.2
263% 92.2 MB/s
DQ Read 980
DQ Write 755
DQ Mixed 944
685% 893 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 601 262 267 266 266 264 MB/s
Read 1,621
Write 1,416
Mixed 946
SusWrite 321
240% 1,076 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 64.3
191% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 907
DQ Write 789
DQ Mixed 851
637% 849 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 24,054 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $133

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $867

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29 days ago.

Great value. Makes the Pro a useless product.


Poor

3 months ago.

Ludicrously fast for the budget but low storage capacity limit the potential though. This SSD has lightning fast Read/Write speed and you can boot to this drive for just few seconds!


Good

19 months ago.


Excellent

16 months ago.

Great, cheaper than the 960 Pro, twice the endurance and even higher read/write speeds.


Excellent

10 months ago.

NVMe라서 속도 빠르더라.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Exceptionally quick. Enjoying it for fast import and export feeds when editing photos. Cannot complain.


Excellent

18 months ago.

loads stuff up like lightning!!!! should buy great value


Excellent

14 months ago.

Excellent entry level M.2 drive


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