Average Bench: 90.1% (132nd of 921)

Based on 2,432 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB

The 860 Evo is the latest mainstream SATA SSD from Samsung. The 2.5-inch version of the 860 Evo will be available in several capacities ranging from 250 GB to a staggering 4TB. It’s also available in the slimmer M.2 and mSATA form factors. The 860 Evo demonstrates marginally reduced performance compared to its popular, but now three year old predecessor, the 850 Evo. In a head to head comparison the 860 looses by a very modest 6% in terms of effective speed. The 860 Evo is based on a refinement of Samsung’s consumer grade TLC V-NAND, this time featuring 256Gb and 512 Gb 64 layer V-NAND and it also features a new "MJX" controller. The 250 GB version can reach sequential write speeds of up to 520 MB/s, dropping to 300 MB/s once the SLC cache is exhausted (the 250 GB version has a 12 GB SLC write cache). Peak sequential read speeds of 560 MB/s are achievable across the different capacities. The 250GB version has a 512 MB LPDDR4 DRAM cache. All capacities have a five year warranty, but as a testament to the enhanced reliability of this new technology, the warrantied terabytes written (TBW) has doubled from 75 TBW to 150 TBW for the 250 GB 860 Evo. [Jan '18 SSDrivePro]

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Excellent average bench

The Samsung 860 Evo 250GB averaged just 9.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 36MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 50.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 183MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 175MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,432 samples)
Min Avg Max
438 Read 509 529
232 Write 360 417
273 Mixed 385 432
92.7% 418 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 4K Read 36 47.9
41.2 4K Write 73.7 101
14.6 4K Mixed 30.3 48.5
132% 46.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.1 DQ Read 183 378
59.8 DQ Write 175 281
13.8 DQ Mixed 58.1 117
76.8% 139 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
108GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 257
Mixed 300
79% 359 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 28.7
136% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 72.9
98% 179 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 371
Write 313
Mixed 307
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 42.5
4K Mixed 18.3
89% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 39.3
DQ Write 56.8
DQ Mixed 17.3
22% 37.8 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 369
Write 311
Mixed 311
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 17.2
88% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 33.3
DQ Write 47.6
DQ Mixed 17.7
20% 32.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,416,123 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jan '18
AmazonUS $851 min
EbayUS $855 mins
BHPhotoUS $851 day
NeweggUS $857 hrs
OutletPCUS $10615 hrs
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 3,182 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-P - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,049

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 Comments

Controller: Samsung MJX. Memory: Samsung 64 layer TLC V-NAND.

Specially designed to enhance performance of mainstream PCs and laptops....

Added 2 months ago.

Excellent

1 day ago.

Fast, convenient, reliable.


Excellent

18 days ago.

more endurance than 850 evo


Good

2 months ago.


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $310Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
Intel Core i7-7700K $290AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $190SanDisk Extreme 64GB $70
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $957SanDisk Extreme 32GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $204SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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