Average Bench: 96.9% (214th of 1011)

Based on 113,720 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB, Samsung SSD 840 EVO, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250G

The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]

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Excellent average bench

The Samsung 840 Evo 250GB averaged just 3.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 840 Evo 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 201MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 250GB is 52.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Evo 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 192MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 350MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 113,720 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 469 507
270 Write 409 489
255 Mixed 350 420
61.7 SusWrite 192 296
79.4% 355 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.6 4K Read 39.1 46.1
43.8 4K Write 89 118
28.7 4K Mixed 49 59.4
169% 59 MB/s
Min Avg Max
48.1 DQ Read 328 383
106 DQ Write 300 360
56.8 DQ Mixed 201 237
182% 276 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 221 231 227 214 204 MB/s
Read 472
Write 458
Mixed 331
SusWrite 242
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 42.9
159% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 228
205% 312 MB/s
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 48 52 55 51 51 MB/s
Read 444
Write 414
Mixed 351
SusWrite 82.9
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 47.3
170% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 230
207% 314 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 33 28 33 31 31 MB/s
Read 437
Write 207
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 32.1
42% 194 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 48.9
4K Mixed 20.7
97% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 46.6
DQ Mixed 56.9
79% 155 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,105,085 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $127 @ launch in Jul '13
OutletPCUS $1002 months
AmazonUS $3005 mins
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Typical 840 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 12,278 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,012

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 Comments

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC

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9 months ago.

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Speedy and smooth. Excellent load time of OS (from restart close to restart desktop (including typing in my password) is roughly 8 - 10 seconds....every time.—Apr '15

Comment 

works great in Samsung ATIV8, i7, 16gb mem. boots super fast under12 sec, restart under 11sec. owned since it was released. —Sep '15


Good

6 hrs ago.

I am very happy with this SSD and fully recommended it.


Excellent

23 months ago.

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Liked

3 years ago.

Comment 

Pretty fast and easy to use under Windows and just a little bit higher price tag than other products —Sep '14


Excellent

1 month ago.

I am still using this SSD even though not to have V-Nand memories, also better write performance. Finally it has a good price/quality rate.


Good

10 months ago.

Only RAPID mode with RAID support is missing. Alone or in RAID, best SSD price/quality.


Good

2 years ago.

1000 Cycles (MLC) low life duration


Good

2 years ago.

very good comparing to my old WD Black


Excellent

16 months ago.

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This SSD is really Fast!.. nice improve over 840. it's quite good as 840 pro!—Sep '14


Good

2 years ago.

Can someone explain why my ssd does 4102 mb/s write and 2684 mb/s read ??


Good

5 years ago.

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Excellent

14 months ago.

Ideal for my Origin library + RAPID mode!!


Excellent

5 years ago.

Had installed one of these bad boys for my Father's Workstation PC. He loves the SSD to death! It makes the entire system snappy and responsive to every click, and application you run! He is very impressed by his new build altogether, but noticeably, with how the jump from a HDD to an SSD made such a difference in speed. A+ drive right here.


Excellent

5 years ago.

I got up to 4000MB/s, is this a bug or a result of RAPID?


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