Average Bench: 103% (212th of 1037)

Based on 640,525 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]

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 850 Evo 250GB averaged 3.4% higher 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 314MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 52.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 48.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 247MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 368MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 640,525 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 466 506
277 Write 432 492
257 Mixed 368 415
120 SusWrite 247 326
84.9% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.2 4K Read 39.6 47.5
53.2 4K Write 95.5 130
31.7 4K Mixed 52.2 65.2
177% 62.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 347 386
134 DQ Write 306 361
142 DQ Mixed 314 368
239% 322 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 232 241 243 240 236 MB/s
Read 502
Write 491
Mixed 390
SusWrite 243
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 60.1
204% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 363
273% 364 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 269 166 156 153 148 MB/s
Read 468
Write 442
Mixed 376
SusWrite 198
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 59.2
203% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 356
269% 360 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 224 210 210 212 206 MB/s
Read 483
Write 465
Mixed 375
SusWrite 237
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 58.9
189% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 369
277% 370 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 195 191 188 194 192 MB/s
Read 485
Write 465
Mixed 386
SusWrite 214
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 56.4
191% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 357
269% 361 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 290 292 275 170 168 MB/s
Read 500
Write 482
Mixed 396
SusWrite 263
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 52
176% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 367
276% 368 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,803,051 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $1007 months
BHPhotoUS $1042 years
EbayUS $10515 mins
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Typical 850 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 10,083 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,084

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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 5 years ago.

Liked (edit your comment) Add link

13 days ago.

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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

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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

3 months ago.

There are far superior SSDs for the same price. Outdated tech. Was good at the time.


Poor

2 months ago.

In my opinion the samsung work very fast and the hyper only fast, the process of samsung is better than hyper


Good

1 month ago.

Wicked boot times, super fast at everything. Even compared to SSD's on my computers at work, this one seems twice as fast.


Excellent

15 months ago.

Lol with my macbook pro i have 3go/s


Terrible

8 months ago.

I have 2 years i haven't problem


Disliked

10 months ago.

Comment 

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


Liked

20 months 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


Poor

2 months ago.

Great SSD for a System Drive, and general storage.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Comment 

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


Good

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

Deal  order.komaks.com/...

Good price for this Samsung 850 Evo 250GB ssd


Excellent

11 months ago.

Best thing happend to my crap lap top


Outstanding

5 years ago.


Liked

2 years 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


Average

4 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

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


Liked

16 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

3 years 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


Good

22 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Outstanding

4 years ago.

Significantly faster boot times than any HDD.


Excellent

2 years ago.

awesome performance, good price


Excellent

23 months ago.

Really awesome SSD! Boot times are amazing


Excellent

2 years ago.

Best budget SSD there ever was.


Excellent

23 months ago.

Great drive. The one I got is performing somewhat poorly in comparison to others, but still boots Windows quite fast, and shows no signs of slowing down.


Terrible

20 months ago.

It’s too small for most triple a titles.


Good

2 years 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.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Getting ~1.000% with RAPID mode on in Samsung Magician |6GB/s read | 5GB/s write


Very good

3 years 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.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Best SSD ever


Outstanding

4 years ago.

Fast and FDE from BIOS


Good

3 years ago.

super speed


Good

4 years ago.

I have this one, very good ssd.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Good

2 years 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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