Average Bench: 94.8% (65th of 857)

Based on 152,308 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 5.1% 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 38.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 45.6%. 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 187MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 185MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 152,308 samples)
Min Avg Max
384 Read 496 517
304 Write 393 417
271 Mixed 396 422
95.3% 428 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 38.3 47.4
41.2 4K Write 77.3 109
18.3 4K Mixed 33.1 48.5
141% 49.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.4 DQ Read 187 376
62.1 DQ Write 185 282
18.1 DQ Mixed 66.5 117
83% 146 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
198GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 401
Mixed 419
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 50.4
182% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 112
144% 261 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 398
Mixed 412
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 47.7
176% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 109
135% 240 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 407
Mixed 415
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 37.2
174% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 25.3
86% 187 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 394
Mixed 409
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 42.7
157% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 115
133% 233 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 411
Mixed 417
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 39.7
153% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 22.7
73% 160 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 391
Mixed 409
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 64
4K Mixed 33.4
117% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 18.3
88% 202 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 403
Mixed 418
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 22
140% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 36.8
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 21.3
58% 115 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 407
Mixed 413
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 50.2
4K Mixed 19.7
100% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 105
124% 216 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 381
Write 323
Mixed 320
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 26.4
148% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 45.6
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 107
84% 112 MB/s
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Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,086

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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

5 hrs ago.

Best ssd never dies

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


Excellent

29 days ago.

Cdt


Good

1 month ago.

Very fast, everyday. Strong performance.


Liked

25 days ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

1 day ago.

Great SSD for a System Drive, and general storage.


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Comment 

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


Liked

9 days 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


Good

1 month ago.

good


Excellent

15 days ago.

xz zx


Good

24 days ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

Deal  order.komaks.com/...

Good price for this Samsung 850 Evo 250GB ssd


Disliked

2 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

19 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Super fast performance


Liked

28 days 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

2 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


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

fast, affordable, reliable


Good

5 months ago.

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


Outstanding

18 months ago.

Significantly faster boot times than any HDD.


Very good

8 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

19 months ago.

Fast and FDE from BIOS


Good

7 months ago.

super speed


Good

15 months ago.

I have this one, very good ssd.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


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