Average Bench: 250% (42nd of 1040)

Based on 61,604 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 150.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,008MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,259MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 101%. 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 502MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 61,604 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,310 Read 2,259 2,628
1,092 Write 1,970 2,264
987 Mixed 1,410 1,633
398 SusWrite 502 583
342% 1,535 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.9 4K Read 61 69.2
87.3 4K Write 153 194
61.8 4K Mixed 82.6 96.3
279% 99 MB/s
Min Avg Max
689 DQ Read 958 1,012
450 DQ Write 958 1,396
538 DQ Mixed 1,008 1,168
744% 975 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 749 431 429 428 423 418 MB/s
Read 2,448
Write 2242
Mixed 1,600
SusWrite 480
377% 1,692 MB/s
4K Read 60.5
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 78.8
262% 90.4 MB/s
DQ Read 948
DQ Write 626
DQ Mixed 860
622% 811 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 682 420 419 417 418 415 MB/s
Read 2,398
Write 2,189
Mixed 1323
SusWrite 462
355% 1,593 MB/s
4K Read 57.4
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 77.6
259% 90.5 MB/s
DQ Read 933
DQ Write 723
DQ Mixed 824
618% 827 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 777 474 427 434 428 433 MB/s
Read 1,278
Write 1,088
Mixed 1,000
SusWrite 495
216% 966 MB/s
4K Read 65
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 91.8
312% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,001
DQ Write 1,284
DQ Mixed 1,156
869% 1,147 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 549 369 367 371 365 367 MB/s
Read 2,248
Write 1,152
Mixed 1,142
SusWrite 398
272% 1235 MB/s
4K Read 54.6
4K Write 20.1
4K Mixed 31.1
133% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 858
DQ Write 53.4
DQ Mixed 98.3
162% 337 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 618 415 416 390 416 415 MB/s
Read 2,161
Write 1,466
Mixed 1246
SusWrite 445
295% 1,329 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 25.1
4K Mixed 31.8
126% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 754
DQ Write 63.8
DQ Mixed 121
161% 313 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 558 410 413 376 362 313 MB/s
Read 1,078
Write 953
Mixed 1,062
SusWrite 405
196% 875 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 61.7
174% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 372
DQ Mixed 738
513% 652 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 67,900 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $995

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 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

Newer generation with slight improvement.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

best budget ssd for games


Excellent

21 months ago.

very very well Guys


Excellent

9 months ago.

So powerful mine always bench way above average


Excellent

7 months ago.

Best SSD I've ever had.


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