Average Bench: 105% (142nd of 956)

Based on 297,917 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung SSD 850 EVO, Samsun SSD 850 EVO 250G, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250G, Samsung SSD 850

The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as opposed to regular NAND. Both drives also feature a Turbowrite cache (TWC) which buffers up to 3GB of writes. The TWC enables high burst write speeds but when the cache exhausts write speeds drop to 300 MB/s. Comparing the 850 and 840 Evos shows that effective speed, has improved by 11% and the warranty has been extended from three to five years but prices are also up by 11%. The 850 Evo does put in superb benchmarks (second only to the 850 Pro) but these are only valid within the TWC. At current price levels the 850 Evo struggles to compete with the value leaders[Dec '14 SSDrivePro]

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Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 850 Evo 250GB averaged 5.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 317MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 53.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 51.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 248MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 370MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 297,917 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 468 507
298 Write 437 491
289 Mixed 370 413
119 SusWrite 248 324
85.4% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.2 4K Read 40.1 48.2
54.1 4K Write 99.4 132
32.9 4K Mixed 53.3 65.3
182% 64.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
119 DQ Read 344 386
135 DQ Write 313 354
60.4 DQ Mixed 317 365
241% 325 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
199GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 302 302 302 302 302 MB/s
Read 484
Write 475
Mixed 390
SusWrite 316
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 64.2
222% 79.2 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 195 147 185 183 191 MB/s
Read 491
Write 461
Mixed 364
SusWrite 203
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 58.8
200% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 326
249% 338 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 292 294 293 290 282 MB/s
Read 376
Write 367
Mixed 322
SusWrite 295
77% 340 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 57.5
193% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 239
180% 242 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 160 147 134 145 156 MB/s
Read 377
Write 484
Mixed 321
SusWrite 172
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 49.6
4K Mixed 28.7
99% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 362
272% 364 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,546,251 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $8613 mins
BHPhotoUS $1046 months
AmazonUS $1095 months
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Typical 850 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 23,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,079

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 Comments

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

A higher caliber SSD with enhanced performance and endurance...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

7 days ago.

I have three of these and are awesome!

Comment 

This is by far one of the best purchases I have ever made. I swapped it in for my 1TB 5400rpm HDD, and the difference is day and night. I made the TB drive storage, and use this as an OS drive (and some programs like Visual Studio). Overall, it is a great buy!—Jun '15

Comment 

Really awesome SSD drive from samsung, can really drop out the intel SSD 730 Series that cost x2 his price. —Sep '15

Comment 

Got this for $80.24 with tax and free shipping included on Newegg's 24hour sale. Fast speed and is awesome after being used to harddrives. Never going back to non-SSD again! Great Price:Performance, costing twice a 1TB Harddrive to get the amount of storage I NEED rather than overkill.—Nov '15


Excellent

4 months ago.

In my opinion the samsung work very fast and the hyper only fast, the process of samsung is better than hyper


Good

6 days ago.

Reliable, quick


Excellent

6 months ago.

Wicked boot times, super fast at everything. Even compared to SSD's on my computers at work, this one seems twice as fast.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Lol with my macbook pro i have 3go/s


Excellent

14 days ago.

I have 2 years i haven't problem


Good

20 hrs ago.

Very fast, everyday. Strong performance.


Poor

1 month ago.

VERY RECOMENDED SSD! MUCH CHEAPER FROM PRO BUT ACTING LIKE PRO FOR ME! A WAY MUCH MUCH BETTER THAT WD.


Excellent

8 days ago.

I am using it on a 6 year old laptop having Windows 10 with 4GB RAM and Core i5 (2nd Gen) and it works like a charm.


Disliked

6 days ago.

Comment 

Good price and excellent performance .The best ssd after samsung 850 pro!!—Feb '15


Average

2 months ago.

Great SSD for a System Drive, and general storage.


Liked

1 month ago.

Comment 

FINALLY ACHIEVED 100% OF BENCHMARK! For those of you having trouble please follow the next recommendations: *** Set up AHCI on your BIOS (to take advantage of NCQ) *** Install Windows or modify it to use AHCI Driver http://goo.gl/tk9An *** Update to latest intel AHCI driver, and use device manager to update. (current on your system probably is old, not taking advantage of new instructions) https://goo.gl/zUIUPe *** Use High Performance as Windows Power Setting *** Create an Over Provisioning Partition on the SSD Enjoy your SSD!!! Need help? find me at vicc.san@gmail.com —Sep '15


Excellent

5 months ago.

Comment 

good read and write speeds, fast switching off and on pc, inaudible—Feb '15


Excellent

7 months ago.

Deal  order.komaks.com/...

Good price for this Samsung 850 Evo 250GB ssd


Good

1 month ago.

Dont buy this in malaysia this thing suck your money.Buy PenDrive RapidX better in performence and save money.


Good

3 months ago.

Best thing happend to my crap lap top


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Liked

2 months ago.

Comment 

The Samsung 850 Evo 250GB performs very well. Unfortunately I have issues with deinstalling old divers and installing new drivers in my Windows VM running on Xen. That's probably why my SSD performance is sub-par.—Jun '15


Good

5 months ago.

it seems to have the best performance-price standpoint i can find currently


Excellent

3 months ago.

Comment 

I used in a Lenovo notebook running AMD E1-6010 despite the slower CPU, its sped things up in the read/write dept especially when accessing big files....web surfing was not much faster though...—Sep '15


Good

6 months ago.

Nice software to keep you notified and updated about the SSD status


Disliked

15 months ago.

Comment 

Top speed without RAID. In RAPID mode (RAM cached) it runs space ship. Very high price/performance value, but it depends on country you buy it in. Despite that 5 year warranty still is a great confidence booster. Bundled cloning software lets noob users transfer everything to your new SSD with 3 clicks (I dunno what if your previous drive is larger,mine was not). All you have to do afterwards is swap your disks places. Some POOR comments are unintentional. I just discovered, that I had left POOR rating 4 days ago. I don't know how it happened.—Feb '15


Excellent

13 months ago.

I own it, it hasn't failed me yet, performs just as quick as you'd want for a great price.


Good

7 months ago.

I installed this ssd in my dell Inspiron 14 5000 series and it is amazingly fast.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Significantly faster boot times than any HDD.


Excellent

2 months ago.

awesome performance, good price


Excellent

12 days ago.

Best budget SSD there ever was.


Good

9 days ago.

Great drive. The one I got is performing somewhat poorly in comparison to others, but still boots Windows quite fast, and shows no signs of slowing down.


Good

10 months ago.

Good fast drive but with m.2 dropping in price it won't be long before the price vs performance of the ssd goes into the negative. AMD CPU USERS with WINDOWS 10: download latest chipsets drivers for your cpu setup at amd's website http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/chipsets Windows 10 does not install the proper ide/atapi controller drivers from windows update or even let amd's installer to install it as well so you will have to do it manually to get your ssd running the way it should have been all along as Microsoft and intel are trying to destroy amd's competition. After downloading and running the installer open your device manager by searching it, click on ide/atapi controllers, right click on standard sata controller, click on update driver, click on search for driver on computer, browse to where the amd chipset installer installed the drivers (usually c:\amd or c:\program files\amd or c:\amd\amd chipset drivers) and make sure the include subfolders box is checked then click next. After it installs driver it will tell you to restart but before you do make sure standard sata controller changed to amd sata controller and if it did restart if not keep trying until you find the proper location of drivers you installed from amd.


Very good

21 months ago.

A good ssd at a reasonable price, especially on sales. Fast and doesn't look half-bad either. Looks like there's some considerable variability between products though so might have to win the hardware lottery.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Best SSD ever


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Fast and FDE from BIOS


Good

21 months ago.

super speed


Good

2 years ago.

I have this one, very good ssd.


Excellent

14 months ago.

Got one 3 months after they were released. Still my snappy boot drive.


Good

11 months ago.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5334217 I was buying this drive because of the great speed, but somehow i can't experience and even the results is below average. What can be the problem?


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Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $114
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
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