Average Bench: 105% (226th of 1058)

Based on 836,785 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 4.8% 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 318MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 53.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 48.4%. 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 371MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 836,785 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 471 508
296 Write 435 491
267 Mixed 371 419
116 SusWrite 247 330
85.4% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.6 4K Read 40.2 47.9
53.5 4K Write 97.3 127
34.2 4K Mixed 53.4 64.2
181% 63.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
217 DQ Read 348 385
134 DQ Write 307 362
151 DQ Mixed 318 370
241% 324 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 257 262 245 238 95 MB/s
Read 498
Write 490
Mixed 423
SusWrite 235
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 58.7
200% 71.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 363
273% 365 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 282 304 296 254 231 MB/s
Read 500
Write 455
Mixed 383
SusWrite 293
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 51.1
179% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 354
266% 355 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 293 293 294 295 294 MB/s
Read 494
Write 455
Mixed 399
SusWrite 312
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 95
4K Mixed 57.3
190% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 202
152% 203 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 307 309 312 311 311 MB/s
Read 492
Write 446
Mixed 375
SusWrite 324
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 56.1
188% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 205
154% 204 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 178 179 172 178 165 MB/s
Read 494
Write 476
Mixed 390
SusWrite 204
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 52.5
175% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 264
223% 324 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,339,261 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $140 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $10021 months
EbayUS $1009 mins
BHPhotoUS $1043 years
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Typical 850 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 22,870 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $966

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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 6 years ago.

Liked (edit your comment) Add link

4 months ago.

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


Poor

9 months ago.

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


Poor

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months 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

2 years ago.

Lol with my macbook pro i have 3go/s


Terrible

22 months ago.

I have 2 years i haven't problem


Poor

16 months ago.

Great SSD for a System Drive, and general storage.


Disliked

7 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


Liked

11 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Comment 

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Deal  order.komaks.com/...

Good price for this Samsung 850 Evo 250GB ssd


Excellent

2 years ago.

Best thing happend to my crap lap top


Liked

3 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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Reliable, big and reasonably cheap. I installed more than 30 of these in upgrade tasks, and they are really nice. Not fast as Pro, but again - nothing is. :-) My main reason for buying these, is reliability. EVO 850 and especially 860 successor are highly reliable.


Good

18 months ago.

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


Average

19 months ago.

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


Outstanding

6 years ago.


Liked

8 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


Good

3 years ago.

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


Disliked

4 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

3 years ago.

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


Outstanding

5 years ago.

Significantly faster boot times than any HDD.


Excellent

3 years ago.

awesome performance, good price


Excellent

3 years ago.

Really awesome SSD! Boot times are amazing


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best budget SSD there ever was.


Excellent

3 years 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

2 years ago.

It’s too small for most triple a titles.


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Very good

4 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

3 years ago.

Best SSD ever


Outstanding

5 years ago.

Fast and FDE from BIOS


Good

4 years ago.

super speed


Good

5 years ago.

I have this one, very good ssd.


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Good

4 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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