Average Bench: 94.1% (69th of 859)

Based on 163,575 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 5.9% 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 32.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 45.9%. 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 189MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 180MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 163,575 samples)
Min Avg Max
472 Read 500 517
316 Write 393 417
264 Mixed 396 422
95.5% 430 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 4K Read 37.6 47.3
40.4 4K Write 76.6 109
16.9 4K Mixed 32.3 47.8
139% 48.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.3 DQ Read 189 376
60.5 DQ Write 180 284
17 DQ Mixed 62.4 117
80.5% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
43GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 413
Mixed 417
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 45.6
168% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 93.1
101% 170 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 400
Mixed 149
77% 351 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 72.4
4K Mixed 40.7
145% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 92.7
DQ Mixed 61.1
76% 139 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 403
Mixed 413
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 33.8
131% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 84.4
93% 159 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 403
Mixed 416
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 57.6
4K Mixed 19.1
95% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 31
DQ Write 83.5
DQ Mixed 17.5
25% 44 MB/s
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Typical 850 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 17,204 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,120

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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.

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16 hrs ago.

Far easier to removed drive and plug into a different motherboard or USB3 Adapter. The CPU makes the difference in gaming, not the SSD.

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

1 month ago.

Cdt


Terrible

9 days ago.

Very fast, everyday. Strong performance.


Liked

4 days ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

1 month ago.

Great SSD for a System Drive, and general storage.


Excellent

1 month 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.


Good

24 days ago.

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


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Comment 

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


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

1 month ago.

good


Excellent

1 month ago.

xz zx


Good

11 days ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

Deal  order.komaks.com/...

Good price for this Samsung 850 Evo 250GB ssd


Disliked

3 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

3 months ago.

Super fast performance


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Liked

2 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


Disliked

3 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

28 days ago.

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


Poor

3 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

fast, affordable, reliable


Good

6 months ago.

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


Outstanding

19 months ago.

Significantly faster boot times than any HDD.


Very good

9 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.


Outstanding

21 months ago.

Fast and FDE from BIOS


Good

9 months ago.

super speed


Good

17 months ago.

I have this one, very good ssd.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


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Intel Core i7-7700K $297Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $220Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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