Average Bench: 87.6% (160th of 927)

Based on 6,824 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 12.3% 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 35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 50%. 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 156MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 162MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,824 samples)
Min Avg Max
382 Read 508 530
228 Write 360 419
272 Mixed 382 432
92.5% 417 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 35 46.9
38.1 4K Write 72.4 97.8
13.3 4K Mixed 28.2 46.9
128% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 DQ Read 156 366
59.9 DQ Write 162 273
14.3 DQ Mixed 51.6 115
68.4% 123 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
171GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 531
Write 420
Mixed 433
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 50.1
186% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 115
133% 233 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 524
Write 415
Mixed 430
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 43.3
165% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 43.4
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 69.6
66% 98.1 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 525
Write 413
Mixed 427
101% 455 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 27.3
150% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 47.7
DQ Write 93
DQ Mixed 27.1
33% 55.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,146,553 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jan '18
AmazonUS $783 mins
NeweggUS $797 hrs
EbayUS $807 mins
BHPhotoUS $846 hrs
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 6,570 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-A - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,247

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

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CPUGPUSSD
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $175Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $117
Intel Core i5-8600K $239AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $116
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $177SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $31HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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