Average Bench: 244% (52nd of 1058)

Based on 57,121 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 143.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 982MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,202MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 129%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 486MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 151MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 57,121 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,043 Read 2,202 2,638
601 Write 1,883 2,265
618 Mixed 1,348 1,630
333 SusWrite 486 580
330% 1,480 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.6 4K Read 60.3 72.9
82.2 4K Write 151 234
46.9 4K Mixed 81.2 105
275% 97.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
564 DQ Read 948 1,013
382 DQ Write 889 1,317
428 DQ Mixed 982 1,168
720% 940 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1333 403 403 386 403 402 MB/s
Read 2,535
Write 2,267
Mixed 1,481
SusWrite 555
381% 1,710 MB/s
4K Read 63.1
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 97.2
323% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,012
DQ Write 888
DQ Mixed 994
733% 965 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 816 421 425 419 421 423 MB/s
Read 2445
Write 2,213
Mixed 1,255
SusWrite 487
356% 1,600 MB/s
4K Read 67.4
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 91.5
315% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,008
DQ Write 785
DQ Mixed 1000
720% 931 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 753 436 438 437 437 436 MB/s
Read 2,554
Write 2,229
Mixed 1,540
SusWrite 490
379% 1,703 MB/s
4K Read 63.5
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 84.3
282% 98.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1004
DQ Write 800
DQ Mixed 889
669% 898 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 621 478 424 423 421 422 MB/s
Read 2,535
Write 2,263
Mixed 1,528
SusWrite 465
378% 1,698 MB/s
4K Read 63.1
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 82.8
271% 92.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,006
DQ Write 784
DQ Mixed 890
667% 894 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,337,945 SSDs tested.

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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 99,622 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,008

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 Comments

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Excellent

4 hrs ago.

You


Good

7 months ago.

I have it as my boot drive. So lightening fast!


Excellent

16 months ago.

best budget ssd for games


Excellent

2 years ago.

very very well Guys


Excellent

19 months ago.

So powerful mine always bench way above average


Excellent

17 months ago.

Best SSD I've ever had.


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