Average Bench: 89.2% (112th of 885)

Based on 171 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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Very good average bench

The Samsung 860 Evo 250GB averaged just 10.7% 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 35.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 74.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 53.2%. 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 161MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 169MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 171 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 503 530
234 Write 365 417
260 Mixed 386 432
92.8% 418 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 4K Read 35.9 47.5
37.3 4K Write 74.3 100
13.3 4K Mixed 29.5 48.3
131% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.7 DQ Read 161 372
58.9 DQ Write 169 279
13.8 DQ Mixed 56 117
72.1% 129 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
173GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 529
Write 418
Mixed 428
102% 458 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 52.4
196% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 114
143% 257 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 527
Write 419
Mixed 431
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 32.2
143% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 28.6
99% 217 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 520
Write 413
Mixed 431
101% 455 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 41.1
138% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 89.3
95% 159 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 148
Mixed 231
65% 299 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 78.3
4K Mixed 26.7
128% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 64.5
84% 153 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,614,239 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jan '18
AmazonUS $9415 mins
EbayUS $9518 mins
BHPhotoUS $951 day
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 1,186 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock Z370 Extreme4 - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,289

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 Comments

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

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $87
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $146
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $140
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $180SanDisk Extreme 64GB $50
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $200SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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