Average Bench: 93% (74th of 873)

Based on 214,431 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 7.0% 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 37MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 50.3%. 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 178MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 175MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 214,431 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 495 517
287 Write 390 417
258 Mixed 396 422
94.9% 427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.8 4K Read 37 46.9
38 4K Write 76.4 108
16.6 4K Mixed 32 47.3
138% 48.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.7 DQ Read 178 371
56.5 DQ Write 175 283
16.4 DQ Mixed 64.5 121
79.2% 139 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
187GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 363
Mixed 369
92% 414 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 39.5
174% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 111
137% 243 MB/s
204GB 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 415
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 41.9
145% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 102
134% 243 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 413
Mixed 417
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 18.9
112% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 35.8
DQ Write 70.2
DQ Mixed 19.5
24% 41.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,734,658 SSDs tested.

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Typical 850 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 15,188 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,180

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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 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

Failed after 14 months. Even with a 5 years warranty it's a pain.

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

18 days ago.

I have this product more or less for a one year, and is very good reponses for the system.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Very fast, everyday. Strong performance.


Liked

3 days ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

2 months ago.

Great SSD for a System Drive, and general storage.


Good

3 days ago.

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


Good

8 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.


Disliked

11 days ago.

Comment 

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


Liked

6 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


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Excellent

20 days ago.

Deal  order.komaks.com/...

Good price for this Samsung 850 Evo 250GB ssd


Good

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 days ago.

Best thing happend to my crap lap top


Excellent

17 days ago.

GOOD

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

7 days ago.

Super fast performance


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Liked

4 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

6 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

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 days ago.

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


Excellent

28 days ago.

fast, affordable, reliable


Good

9 months ago.

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


Outstanding

22 months ago.

Significantly faster boot times than any HDD.


Good

1 month ago.

Good fast drive but with m.2 dropping in price it won't be long before the price vs performance of the ssd goes into the negative. AMD CPU USERS with WINDOWS 10: download latest chipsets drivers for your cpu setup at amd's website http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/chipsets Windows 10 does not install the proper ide/atapi controller drivers from windows update or even let amd's installer to install it as well so you will have to do it manually to get your ssd running the way it should have been all along as Microsoft and intel are trying to destroy amd's competition. After downloading and running the installer open your device manager by searching it, click on ide/atapi controllers, right click on standard sata controller, click on update driver, click on search for driver on computer, browse to where the amd chipset installer installed the drivers (usually c:\amd or c:\program files\amd or c:\amd\amd chipset drivers) and make sure the include subfolders box is checked then click next. After it installs driver it will tell you to restart but before you do make sure standard sata controller changed to amd sata controller and if it did restart if not keep trying until you find the proper location of drivers you installed from amd.


Very good

11 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

23 months ago.

Fast and FDE from BIOS


Good

11 months ago.

super speed


Good

19 months ago.

I have this one, very good ssd.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Good

2 months 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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Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $113
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
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