Average Bench: 93.8% (83rd of 885)

Based on 247,916 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 6.2% 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 37.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 46%. 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 191MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 179MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 247,916 samples)
Min Avg Max
383 Read 496 517
302 Write 391 417
240 Mixed 394 422
95% 427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 4K Read 37.6 46.6
35.9 4K Write 74.4 103
17.3 4K Mixed 32.8 47.3
138% 48.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32 DQ Read 191 369
65.4 DQ Write 179 282
17.7 DQ Mixed 66.7 120
82.5% 146 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
144GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 416
Mixed 422
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 48.3
185% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 119
144% 255 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 413
Mixed 417
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 31.8
148% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 199
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 102
102% 163 MB/s
176GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 474
Write 381
Mixed 397
93% 418 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 65.3
4K Mixed 21.7
120% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 39.6
DQ Write 66.9
DQ Mixed 21.4
25% 42.6 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 377
Write 303
Mixed 311
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 29.1
108% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 99.1
DQ Mixed 35.1
46% 82.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,632,430 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $8714 mins
AmazonUS $8812 days
BHPhotoUS $10413 hrs
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Typical 850 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 17,684 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,193

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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

4 days ago.

brtfr

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

11 days ago.

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


Excellent

7 days ago.

Increased my laptop speed A LOT


Good

3 days ago.

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


Good

18 days ago.

Lol with my macbook pro i have 3go/s


Good

9 days ago.

Very fast, everyday. Strong performance.


Excellent

21 days ago.

Comment 

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


Good

1 month ago.

Great SSD for a System Drive, and general storage.


Good

17 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.


Excellent

18 days ago.

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


Excellent

18 days ago.

TOP SSD ever

Comment 

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


Liked

2 months 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


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Deal  order.komaks.com/...

Good price for this Samsung 850 Evo 250GB ssd


Poor

4 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Best thing happend to my crap lap top


Excellent

2 months ago.

GOOD

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Super fast performance


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Liked

1 month 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


Disliked

8 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


Good

20 days ago.

fast, affordable, reliable


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Good

5 days 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.


Good

3 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

14 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

18 days ago.

Best SSD ever


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Fast and FDE from BIOS


Good

14 months ago.

super speed


Good

21 months ago.

I have this one, very good ssd.


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Good

4 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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