Average Bench: 94.8% (56th of 848)

Based on 91,488 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

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 Evo 250GB averaged just 5.2% 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 37.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 47.2%. 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 195MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 192MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 91,488 samples)
Min Avg Max
393 Read 496 517
292 Write 389 416
256 Mixed 393 422
94.7% 426 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.8 4K Read 37.9 48.2
39.3 4K Write 78.3 112
17.4 4K Mixed 32.9 48.8
141% 49.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.9 DQ Read 195 380
60 DQ Write 192 285
17.4 DQ Mixed 67.4 118
85.3% 151 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
115GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 404
Mixed 423
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 49.2
190% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 118
142% 251 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 509
Write 409
Mixed 419
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 48.5
181% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 113
130% 224 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 416
Mixed 418
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 39.3
176% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 89.3
129% 241 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 402
Mixed 413
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 43
160% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 108
128% 226 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 408
Mixed 417
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 40.7
170% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 48.2
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 26.9
35% 60.7 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 392
Mixed 218
82% 370 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 37.6
145% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 105
110% 184 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 360
Mixed 298
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 27.3
123% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 70
102% 193 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 362
Mixed 324
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 17.6
114% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 37.7
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 101
84% 115 MB/s
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Typical 850 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 11,872 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,023

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $310Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $325AMD RX 480 $193Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $235Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $110SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $650SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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