Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD Benchmarks On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 15 December 2016. Page 4 of 4. 29 Comments

Overall the Samsung 960 EVO was performing well with the exception of SQLite. However, the Samsung 950 PRO tended to be faster in a number of the tests, but the 960 EVO did come out on top in a few of them. On Amazon, the 950 PRO 250GB SSD retails for $215 USD while the Samsung 960 EVO 250GB is selling for $160 USD. For those after a lower-cost NVMe-based SSD, the Intel 600p 256GB goes for just around $100 USD albeit as you can see from the results the performance is lower.

Those wishing to compare their own system's performance to the results in this article can simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1612151-TA-SAMSUNG9644 for a fully-automated, side-by-side comparison to the data in this article.

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