Average Bench: 273% (29th of 1017)

Based on 307 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 EVO 250GB averaged 172.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 EVO 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 971MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,267MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 EVO 250GB is 145%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 EVO 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 848MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 145MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 307 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,147 Read 2,267 2,704
953 Write 2,020 2,497
895 Mixed 1,482 1,902
548 SusWrite 848 1,060
370% 1,654 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.3 4K Read 63 71.6
91.5 4K Write 145 205
54.4 4K Mixed 81.9 101
277% 96.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
426 DQ Read 1,079 1,726
356 DQ Write 909 1,478
371 DQ Mixed 971 1,545
734% 986 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 922 637 633 628 627 635 MB/s
Read 2,559
Write 2,330
Mixed 1,495
SusWrite 680
394% 1,766 MB/s
4K Read 65.9
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 90.8
306% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,144
DQ Write 1,074
DQ Mixed 1,091
824% 1,103 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 632 473 456 430 410 393 MB/s
Read 2,520
Write 2,358
Mixed 1,440
SusWrite 466
378% 1,696 MB/s
4K Read 64.8
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 90.1
300% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,292
DQ Write 1,133
DQ Mixed 1192
899% 1,206 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1932 981 783 793 794 792 MB/s
Read 2,416
Write 2,197
Mixed 1,678
SusWrite 1,012
409% 1,826 MB/s
4K Read 57.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 75.2
242% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 974
DQ Write 748
DQ Mixed 887
656% 870 MB/s
241GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1930 987 793 790 796 797 MB/s
Read 2341
Write 2114
Mixed 1,639
SusWrite 1,016
398% 1,777 MB/s
4K Read 55.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 74.2
239% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 976
DQ Write 752
DQ Mixed 890
659% 873 MB/s
311GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 914 650 649 649 652 652 MB/s
Read 2038
Write 1814
Mixed 1,271
SusWrite 694
325% 1,454 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 53.4
164% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 534
DQ Write 395
DQ Mixed 467
348% 465 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,659,865 SSDs tested.

Typical 970 EVO 250GB Builds (Compare 22,209 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $975

Popular 970 EVO 250GB compatible motherboards:

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