Average Bench: 103% (230th of 1059)

Based on 951,591 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 320MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 52.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 52%. 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 370MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 951,591 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 466 507
286 Write 434 492
252 Mixed 370 416
110 SusWrite 247 328
85.1% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.3 4K Read 39.4 47.6
48.8 4K Write 94.6 129
29 4K Mixed 52.2 64.6
177% 62.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
221 DQ Read 354 386
143 DQ Write 308 362
159 DQ Mixed 320 370
243% 328 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 275 268 256 248 242 MB/s
Read 490
Write 453
Mixed 379
SusWrite 280
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 62
210% 76.3 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 342
257% 344 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 316 315 315 315 314 MB/s
Read 458
Write 460
Mixed 379
SusWrite 319
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 54.3
180% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 357
270% 362 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 298 293 298 244 167 MB/s
Read 495
Write 472
Mixed 385
SusWrite 251
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 53.7
183% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 344
258% 346 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 276 290 277 280 278 MB/s
Read 468
Write 455
Mixed 367
SusWrite 292
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 48.7
164% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 363
275% 369 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 92 90 136 97 92 MB/s
Read 485
Write 466
Mixed 387
SusWrite 135
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 55.1
185% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 354
268% 361 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,025,690 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $140 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $9015 mins
AmazonUS $1002 years
BHPhotoUS $1044 years
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Typical 850 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 7,023 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $808

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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 7 years ago.

Liked (edit your comment) Add link

8 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

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 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.


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

because i used it and work very well


Excellent

3 years ago.

Lol with my macbook pro i have 3go/s


Terrible

2 years ago.

I have 2 years i haven't problem


Poor

2 years ago.

Great SSD for a System Drive, and general storage.


Disliked

17 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

22 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Comment 

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


Good

3 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


Excellent

14 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.


Liked

4 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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Average

2 years ago.

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


Outstanding

7 years ago.


Liked

18 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

5 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

4 years ago.

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


Outstanding

6 years ago.

Significantly faster boot times than any HDD.


Excellent

4 years ago.

awesome performance, good price


Excellent

3 years ago.

Really awesome SSD! Boot times are amazing


Excellent

4 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

3 years ago.

It’s too small for most triple a titles.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Very good

5 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

4 years ago.

Best SSD ever


Outstanding

6 years ago.

Fast and FDE from BIOS


Good

5 years ago.

super speed


Good

6 years ago.

I have this one, very good ssd.


Excellent

5 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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