Average Bench: 235% (76th of 1080)

Based on 154,949 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]

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 134.7% 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 916MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,166MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 121%. 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 391MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 154,949 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,204 Read 2,166 2,518
658 Write 1,408 2,123
611 Mixed 1,132 1,430
245 SusWrite 391 499
282% 1,274 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41.5 4K Read 61.5 69.1
71.1 4K Write 146 220
49.8 4K Mixed 76.8 96
269% 94.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
549 DQ Read 926 1,007
342 DQ Write 939 1,463
440 DQ Mixed 916 1,131
693% 927 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
97GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1351 281 280 280 280 281 MB/s
Read 2,211
Write 1,473
Mixed 1,154
SusWrite 459
294% 1,324 MB/s
4K Read 55.2
4K Write 212
4K Mixed 90.4
312% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 974
DQ Write 1,504
DQ Mixed 1,004
826% 1,161 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 612 331 332 332 333 331 MB/s
Read 2,251
Write 676
Mixed 757
SusWrite 379
222% 1,016 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 15.6
4K Mixed 14.2
119% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 845
DQ Write 70.3
DQ Mixed 216
219% 377 MB/s
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 Comments

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Poor

2 years 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

6 years ago.


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

NVMe라서 속도 빠르더라.


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

You want reliability.. right? and you want it to be fast. You also want it to be M.2 format. I say look no further!


Excellent

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

Excellent entry level M.2 drive


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