Average Bench: 274% (32nd of 1030)

Based on 388 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 EVO 250GB averaged 174.2% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 991MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,028MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 EVO 250GB is 146%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 EVO 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 856MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 146MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 388 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,147 Read 2,266 2,704
938 Write 2,028 2,497
911 Mixed 1,517 1,904
535 SusWrite 856 1,064
373% 1,667 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.7 4K Read 63.4 71.8
93.2 4K Write 146 207
59.3 4K Mixed 82.7 102
279% 97.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
490 DQ Read 1,105 1,711
377 DQ Write 921 1,478
388 DQ Mixed 991 1,558
748% 1,006 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
330GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2103 839 809 812 809 809 MB/s
Read 2,601
Write 2,405
Mixed 1,719
SusWrite 1030
434% 1,939 MB/s
4K Read 68.4
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 93.2
309% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,387
DQ Write 1,054
DQ Mixed 1,192
899% 1,211 MB/s
388 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,765,490 SSDs tested.

Typical 970 EVO 250GB Builds (Compare 864 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X470-I GAMING

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $743

Popular 970 EVO 250GB compatible motherboards:

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Intel Core i5-9600K $192Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $46
Intel Core i5-9400F $153Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $281Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $47
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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