Average Bench: 94.6% (62nd of 850)

Based on 3,512 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB averaged just 5.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 38MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 78.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB is 43.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 179MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 194MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,512 samples)
Min Avg Max
485 Read 503 517
371 Write 395 416
381 Mixed 407 421
96.7% 435 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 4K Read 38 47.4
35.9 4K Write 78.6 109
17 4K Mixed 31.8 47.2
140% 49.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 DQ Read 179 374
64.7 DQ Write 194 284
17.1 DQ Mixed 65.7 118
82.8% 146 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
177GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 416
Mixed 421
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 38.6
164% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 87.3
97% 165 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 414
Mixed 419
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 46.3
174% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 44.7
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 26.4
34% 59.1 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 417
Mixed 418
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 28.2
155% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 25
76% 160 MB/s
225GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 382
Mixed 403
95% 426 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 42.8
162% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 43.6
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 24.6
49% 92.9 MB/s
225GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 393
Mixed 408
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 35.2
144% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 22.6
76% 169 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 402
Mixed 417
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 24.8
123% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 30.4
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 90.7
77% 106 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,840,484 SSDs tested.

Typical 850 EVO M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 3,952 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Dell Inspiron 7559

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $368Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $98
Intel Core i5-7600K $239AMD RX 480 $220Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $127
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $300Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $136SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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