M.2 & PCIe SSD Charts: 13 SSDs – Samsung 970EVO 250GB

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If you looking for a new M.2 or PCIe SSD this article helps you in getting an overview. So far we’ve tested 13 different drives and the list will grow whenever a new and relevant drive is released.

Test Setup

 

Motherboard
  • ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
  • ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
CPU
  • Intel Core i7-6700K @ Default (Turbo On / HT On)
  • AMD Threadripper 1950X
Memory
  • Klevv CRAS 2 x 8GB DDR4-3000
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 4 x 8GB DDR4-2133
M.2 SSDs
  • ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 PCIe add-in-card + 4x Samsung 960PRO – 1TB RAID0
  • Corsair Neutron NX500 – 400GB
  • Intel SSD 600p M2 NVMe – 256GB
  • Intel SSD 750 – 1.2TB
  • Kingston HyperX Predator – 480GB
  • Patriot Hellfire M2 – 480GB
  • Plextor M6e – 256GB
  • Samsung 950PRO – 512GB
  • Samsung 960EVO – 500GB
  • Samsung 970EVO – 250GB
  • Samsung 960PRO – 1TB
  • Toshiba OCZ RD400 – 512GB
  • Western Digital WD Blue – 250GB
OS
  • Windows 10 x64
Benchmarks

Benchmarks

  • iometer – QD1 (1 worker)
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  • iometer – QD4 (4 workers)
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  • iometer – QD8 (4 workers)
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  • iometer – QD16 (4 workers)
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  • iometer – QD32 (4 workers)
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  • iometer – QD64 (4 workers)
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System Drive
  • Toshiba OCZ TR 150 960GB
PSU
  • Seasonic Platinum SS-1000XP / 1000 Watts