Average Bench: 242% (52nd of 1058)

Based on 83,993 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 142.4% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 953MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,206MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 128%. 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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 475MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 147MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 83,993 samples)
Min Avg Max
759 Read 2,206 2,622
553 Write 1,907 2,262
589 Mixed 1,367 1,618
349 SusWrite 475 584
332% 1,489 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.2 4K Read 60.4 69.1
78.6 4K Write 147 193
60.5 4K Mixed 81.2 95.7
273% 96.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
597 DQ Read 947 1,012
356 DQ Write 860 1,281
432 DQ Mixed 953 1,166
701% 920 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 672 410 409 409 409 408 MB/s
Read 2,472
Write 2,239
Mixed 1,407
SusWrite 453
366% 1,643 MB/s
4K Read 58.9
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 79.3
269% 95 MB/s
DQ Read 1,003
DQ Write 771
DQ Mixed 966
701% 913 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 653 229 222 224 222 224 MB/s
Read 1,760
Write 1,750
Mixed 1,223
SusWrite 296
281% 1,257 MB/s
4K Read 62.9
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 83
282% 99.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,006
DQ Write 1,293
DQ Mixed 1,167
876% 1,155 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,300,380 SSDs tested.


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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 94,188 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 102%
Desktop 91%
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,050

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1 month ago.

Newer generation with slight improvement.


5 months ago.

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


14 months ago.

best budget ssd for games


2 years ago.

very very well Guys


17 months ago.

So powerful mine always bench way above average


15 months ago.

Best SSD I've ever had.

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