Average Bench: 94.9% - 55th / 836

Based on 83,140 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 5.1% 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 38.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.1MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 48.6%. 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 194MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 192MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 83,140 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 493 517
273 Write 387 416
240 Mixed 391 421
94.2% 424 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 38.5 48.3
37.8 4K Write 79.1 111
17.4 4K Mixed 33.1 48.7
142% 50.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.4 DQ Read 194 381
57.4 DQ Write 192 285
16.9 DQ Mixed 67.5 120
85.1% 151 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
214GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 415
Mixed 419
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 43.2
192% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 123
145% 253 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 402
Mixed 414
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 48
180% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 116
136% 237 MB/s
190GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 381
Mixed 403
96% 431 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 25.9
152% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 25.9
90% 198 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 368
Mixed 414
94% 424 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 39.5
140% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 97.7
127% 232 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 468
Write 247
Mixed 279
73% 331 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 66.5
4K Mixed 27.8
119% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 69.8
76% 128 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,131,577 SSDs tested.

 Prices

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Typical 850 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 10,898 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,042

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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

18 hrs 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

1 day ago.

EXCEL


Good

2 days ago.

Good

Comment 

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


Poor

11 hrs ago.

muito bom!!!


Liked

2 days ago.

Comment 

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


Good

7 days ago.

good


Liked

5 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

8 days ago.

-


Poor

6 days ago.

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


Liked

6 days ago.

Deal  order.komaks.com/...

Good price for this Samsung 850 Evo 250GB ssd


Liked

16 days 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

6 days ago.

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


Good

8 days ago.

Super fast performance


Liked

4 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

19 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

9 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

fast, affordable, reliable


Good

1 month ago.

GREAT SSD


Poor

8 days ago.

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


Outstanding

12 months ago.

Significantly faster boot times than any HDD.


Outstanding

2 months ago.

Best


Very good

2 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.


Good

4 months ago.

so good !


Outstanding

13 months ago.

Fast and FDE from BIOS


Good

1 month ago.

super speed


Good

9 months ago.

I have this one, very good ssd.


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Intel Core i7-7700K $339Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
Intel Core i5-7600K $240AMD RX 480 $177Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $130
Intel Pentium G4560 $60Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $170
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