Average Bench: 95.9% - 44th / 814

Based on 76,677 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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Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 Evo 250GB averaged just 4.0% lower 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 Random Read Speed 38.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.8MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 46.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 211MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 389MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 76,677 samples)
Min Avg Max
441 Read 495 517
298 Write 389 416
255 Mixed 395 422
94.8% 426 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.5 4K Read 38.1 48
37.8 4K Write 78.6 109
17.8 4K Mixed 33.8 48.4
143% 50.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.7 DQ Read 211 380
69.5 DQ Write 204 285
18.2 DQ Mixed 69.7 118
90.3% 162 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
21GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 396
Mixed 412
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 49.1
185% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 107
141% 257 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 356
Mixed 321
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 29.3
140% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 93
121% 217 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 409
Mixed 419
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 73.7
4K Mixed 33.9
131% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 17.4
72% 161 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 379
Write 307
Mixed 312
74% 333 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 47.7
4K Mixed 30.5
115% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 83.7
86% 142 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 472
Write 377
Mixed 406
93% 418 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 26.8
4K Mixed 9.48
54% 18.1 MB/s
DQ Read 20.6
DQ Write 29.1
DQ Mixed 9.38
11% 19.7 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 1,917,497 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $98.001 hr ago.
BHPhotoUS $98.001 day ago.
EbayUS $99.9052 mins ago.
NeweggUS $99.995 hrs ago.
OutletPCUS $105.8312 hrs ago.
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Typical 850 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 9,738 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,053

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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 2 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

1 hr ago.

Great for the money

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


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Poor

10 hrs ago.

EXCELLENT


Poor

1 day ago.

Good

Comment 

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


Poor

1 day ago.

muito bom!!!


Disliked

8 hrs ago.

Comment 

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


Good

2 days ago.

good


Liked

4 days 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


Good

4 days ago.

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


Good

3 days ago.

-


Liked

7 days ago.

Deal  order.komaks.com/...

Good price for this Samsung 850 Evo 250GB ssd


Liked

15 hrs 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


Poor

25 days ago.

Super fast performance


Liked

2 days 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


Liked

3 days 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


Good

5 days ago.

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


Good

12 days ago.

GREAT SSD


Good

5 days ago.

fast, affordable, reliable


Good

30 days ago.

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


Outstanding

11 months ago.

Significantly faster boot times than any HDD.


Outstanding

12 months ago.

Fast and FDE from BIOS


Good

8 months ago.

I have this one, very good ssd.


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Intel Core i5-6600K $220Nvidia GTX 1070 $377Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i7-4790K $338Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
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