Average Bench: 95.9% (66th of 860)

Based on 181,090 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 4.0% 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 38.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 43.8%. 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 193MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 188MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 181,090 samples)
Min Avg Max
421 Read 499 517
317 Write 396 417
254 Mixed 397 422
95.8% 431 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 4K Read 38.8 47.5
41.4 4K Write 79.6 109
18.2 4K Mixed 33.3 48.2
144% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 DQ Read 193 379
65.8 DQ Write 188 284
18.1 DQ Mixed 65.8 118
83.8% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
39GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 406
Mixed 414
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 45.6
174% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 115
139% 245 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 405
Mixed 415
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 43.4
4K Mixed 37.6
120% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 101
129% 235 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: EMT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 399
Mixed 416
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 58.7
4K Mixed 36.1
134% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 21.9
52% 109 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 480
Write 381
Mixed 403
94% 421 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 60.8
4K Mixed 38.4
137% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 65.3
72% 123 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 393
Write 310
Mixed 300
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 31.5
4K Mixed 9.51
67% 22 MB/s
DQ Read 22.1
DQ Write 43.4
DQ Mixed 9.85
14% 25.1 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 373
Write 158
Mixed 205
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 39.1
4K Mixed 12.7
72% 25 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 89.3
DQ Mixed 51.3
57% 99 MB/s
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Typical 850 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 13,152 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,126

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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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

8 days 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


Good

2 days ago.

Cdt


Good

2 days ago.

Very fast, everyday. Strong performance.


Liked

22 days ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

15 days ago.

Great SSD for a System Drive, and general storage.


Good

10 days 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

20 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Comment 

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


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Liked

2 months 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

2 months ago.

xz zx


Excellent

2 days ago.

good


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

6 days ago.

Deal  order.komaks.com/...

Good price for this Samsung 850 Evo 250GB ssd


Disliked

4 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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 days ago.

Super fast performance


Liked

3 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

4 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

1 month ago.

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


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

fast, affordable, reliable


Good

7 months ago.

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


Outstanding

20 months ago.

Significantly faster boot times than any HDD.


Very good

10 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

22 months ago.

Fast and FDE from BIOS


Good

10 months ago.

super speed


Good

17 months ago.

I have this one, very good ssd.


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Good

11 days ago.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5334217 I was buying this drive because of the great speed, but somehow i can't experience and even the results is below average. What can be the problem?


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