Average Bench: 251% (48th of 1059)

Based on 89,509 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 151.3% 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 1,005MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 1,028MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 143%. 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 476MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 165MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 89,509 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,089 Read 2,221 2,654
672 Write 1,912 2,263
687 Mixed 1,367 1,629
333 SusWrite 476 585
333% 1,494 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41 4K Read 61.7 74.7
88.6 4K Write 165 249
49.7 4K Mixed 84.1 107
288% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
572 DQ Read 947 1,011
300 DQ Write 1,028 1,673
416 DQ Mixed 1,005 1,167
752% 994 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 574 410 408 419 412 415 MB/s
Read 1,372
Write 1,165
Mixed 937
SusWrite 440
218% 978 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 24.4
4K Mixed 23.1
75% 23 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 147
110% 147 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,024,878 SSDs tested.


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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 16,580 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 117%
Desktop 100%
Workstation 109%

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,241

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18 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

best budget ssd for games


3 years ago.

very very well Guys


2 years ago.

So powerful mine always bench way above average


2 years ago.

Best SSD I've ever had.

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