Average Bench: 232% (37th of 992)

Based on 60,523 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 132.3% 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 898MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 979MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 115%. 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 403MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 143MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,523 samples)
Min Avg Max
997 Read 2,139 2,519
966 Write 1,399 1,476
745 Mixed 1,098 1,315
306 SusWrite 403 483
279% 1,260 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.8 4K Read 57 66.8
90.9 4K Write 143 201
57.4 4K Mixed 75.8 89.5
259% 91.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
434 DQ Read 904 982
357 DQ Write 979 1,490
377 DQ Mixed 898 1,014
688% 927 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 584 306 306 308 307 306 MB/s
Read 2,474
Write 1,430
Mixed 1050
SusWrite 353
292% 1,327 MB/s
4K Read 57.5
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 79.9
277% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 966
DQ Write 926
DQ Mixed 954
714% 948 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 545 328 329 330 331 329 MB/s
Read 2,462
Write 1,426
Mixed 1,371
SusWrite 366
311% 1,406 MB/s
4K Read 57.8
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 76.7
260% 91.5 MB/s
DQ Read 967
DQ Write 908
DQ Mixed 972
720% 949 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 288 262 262 264 258 MB/s
Read 2,345
Write 1,473
Mixed 1,150
SusWrite 301
291% 1,317 MB/s
4K Read 57.3
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 76.2
260% 92.3 MB/s
DQ Read 978
DQ Write 1,066
DQ Mixed 1008
762% 1,018 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1112 338 339 338 338 339 MB/s
Read 1,372
Write 1,217
Mixed 1,037
SusWrite 467
229% 1,024 MB/s
4K Read 62.5
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 81.1
275% 96 MB/s
DQ Read 980
DQ Write 1,146
DQ Mixed 1,010
776% 1,046 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 743 626 307 308 307 307 MB/s
Read 1,429
Write 1233
Mixed 940
SusWrite 433
225% 1,009 MB/s
4K Read 57.3
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 76
255% 89 MB/s
DQ Read 864
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 796
598% 800 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 271 271 284 282 91 MB/s
Read 2,314
Write 279
Mixed 468
SusWrite 237
177% 825 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 3.9
77% 17.6 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 10,797 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 117%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $1,012

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 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

18 days ago.

Best In World !


Good

10 months ago.


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

NVMe라서 속도 빠르더라.


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Excellent entry level M.2 drive


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