Average Bench: 103% (231st of 1058)

Based on 798,238 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 3.1% 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 311MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 52MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB is 48.3%. 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 798,238 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 471 507
289 Write 432 491
266 Mixed 371 416
118 SusWrite 247 328
85.3% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 4K Read 39.5 47.5
40.4 4K Write 93.3 125
31.1 4K Mixed 52 63.8
176% 61.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 349 386
105 DQ Write 299 362
153 DQ Mixed 311 370
236% 319 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 301 300 329 303 303 MB/s
Read 493
Write 474
Mixed 382
SusWrite 316
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63.5
217% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 357
269% 360 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 297 296 298 297 297 MB/s
Read 480
Write 451
Mixed 392
SusWrite 315
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 58.3
194% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 302
229% 305 MB/s
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 238 233 218 221 222 MB/s
Read 459
Write 438
Mixed 379
SusWrite 235
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 61.6
210% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 322
232% 300 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 304 304 305 305 304 MB/s
Read 499
Write 476
Mixed 416
SusWrite 322
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 52.8
178% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 350
264% 354 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 81 73 71 68 66 MB/s
Read 468
Write 450
Mixed 359
SusWrite 110
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 51.3
173% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 360
272% 364 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,172,041 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $140 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $10016 months
BHPhotoUS $1043 years
EbayUS $1051 min
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Typical 850 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 19,571 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,199

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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...

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4 months 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

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

4 months ago.

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


Poor

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

16 months ago.

I have 2 years i haven't problem


Poor

11 months ago.

Great SSD for a System Drive, and general storage.


Liked

6 months ago.

Comment 

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


Disliked

1 month 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


Excellent

21 months 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

19 months ago.

Deal  order.komaks.com/...

Good price for this Samsung 850 Evo 250GB ssd


Excellent

20 months ago.

Best thing happend to my crap lap top


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


Good

13 months ago.

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


Outstanding

6 years ago.


Average

13 months ago.

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


Liked

2 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

2 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

2 years ago.

awesome performance, good price


Excellent

2 years ago.

Really awesome SSD! Boot times are amazing


Excellent

2 years ago.

Best budget SSD there ever was.


Excellent

2 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

13 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

3 years ago.

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


Good

3 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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