Average Bench: 94.9% (63rd of 853)

Based on 133,851 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 5.0% 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 37.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.2MB/s

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 198MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 190MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 133,851 samples)
Min Avg Max
471 Read 499 517
290 Write 390 416
255 Mixed 395 422
95.1% 428 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 4K Read 37.8 47.3
34.1 4K Write 77.5 109
17.5 4K Mixed 33.2 48.3
141% 49.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.9 DQ Read 198 378
59.9 DQ Write 190 284
17.2 DQ Mixed 67.6 118
85.5% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
193GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 414
Mixed 421
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 48
192% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 123
149% 263 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 413
Mixed 416
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 46.7
180% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 112
136% 243 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 415
Mixed 417
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 72.5
4K Mixed 36.2
147% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 73.9
84% 145 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 399
Mixed 416
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 39.4
147% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 85.5
90% 151 MB/s
225GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 397
Mixed 415
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 63
4K Mixed 41.1
136% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 86.5
93% 157 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 379
Mixed 408
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 23.1
135% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 23.1
87% 194 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 414
Mixed 420
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 58
4K Mixed 34.9
133% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 41.1
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 49.2
47% 70.8 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 402
Mixed 417
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 31.2
4K Mixed 15.8
73% 23.6 MB/s
DQ Read 28.9
DQ Write 39.2
DQ Mixed 112
63% 60.2 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $141

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,072

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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...

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2 days ago.

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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

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Really awesome SSD drive from samsung, can really drop out the intel SSD 730 Series that cost x2 his price. —Sep '15

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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.


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1 day ago.

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


Good

1 day ago.

Very fast, everyday. Strong performance.


Good

2 days ago.

great :)


Liked

7 days ago.

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


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3 days ago.

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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


Poor

1 day ago.

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


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6 days ago.

Deal  order.komaks.com/...

Good price for this Samsung 850 Evo 250GB ssd


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10 days ago.

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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

23 days ago.

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


Good

4 days ago.

Super fast performance


Liked

5 days ago.

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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


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13 days ago.

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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


Poor

15 days ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

fast, affordable, reliable


Good

4 months ago.

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


Outstanding

16 months ago.

Significantly faster boot times than any HDD.


Very good

6 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

18 months ago.

Fast and FDE from BIOS


Good

6 months ago.

super speed


Good

14 months ago.

I have this one, very good ssd.


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