Average Bench: 103% (175th of 992)

Based on 52,597 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB

The 860 Evo is the latest mainstream SATA SSD from Samsung. The 2.5-inch version of the 860 Evo will be available in several capacities ranging from 250 GB to a staggering 4TB. It’s also available in the slimmer M.2 and mSATA form factors. The 860 Evo demonstrates marginally reduced performance compared to its popular, but now three year old predecessor, the 850 Evo. In a head to head comparison the 860 looses by a very modest 6% in terms of effective speed. The 860 Evo is based on a refinement of Samsung’s consumer grade TLC V-NAND, this time featuring 256Gb and 512 Gb 64 layer V-NAND and it also features a new "MJX" controller. The 250 GB version can reach sequential write speeds of up to 520 MB/s, dropping to 300 MB/s once the SLC cache is exhausted (the 250 GB version has a 12 GB SLC write cache). Peak sequential read speeds of 560 MB/s are achievable across the different capacities. The 250GB version has a 512 MB LPDDR4 DRAM cache. All capacities have a five year warranty, but as a testament to the enhanced reliability of this new technology, the warrantied terabytes written (TBW) has doubled from 75 TBW to 150 TBW for the 250 GB 860 Evo. [Jan '18 SSDrivePro]

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Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 Evo 250GB averaged 3.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 275MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.6MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 60.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 295MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 370MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 52,597 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 472 517
201 Write 390 492
223 Mixed 370 464
163 SusWrite 295 365
85.6% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.1 4K Read 37.9 50.5
42.7 4K Write 94.2 129
25 4K Mixed 47.6 67
168% 59.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
90.3 DQ Read 340 389
103 DQ Write 293 361
55.8 DQ Mixed 275 369
217% 303 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 294 300 300 301 301 MB/s
Read 426
Write 373
Mixed 384
SusWrite 298
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 42.2
159% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 353
265% 354 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 290 296 299 300 294 MB/s
Read 469
Write 320
Mixed 280
SusWrite 295
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 48.9
4K Mixed 24
89% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 244
196% 274 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 299 302 241 181 140 MB/s
Read 502
Write 314
Mixed 308
SusWrite 245
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 57.1
4K Mixed 31
110% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 58.4
DQ Mixed 87.4
76% 118 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,029,063 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jan '18
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 19,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $107

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $864

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

Controller: Samsung MJX. Memory: Samsung 64 layer TLC V-NAND

Specially designed to enhance performance of mainstream PCs and laptops...

Added 13 months ago.

Excellent

21 days ago.

this is awesome ssd


Good

1 month ago.

inutile per gli altri, alla prova pratica è ancora il migliore


Excellent

3 months ago.

My second SSD, so far so very good! :)


Good

13 months ago.


Good

8 months ago.

Definitely a jump from a lousy hard drive. Sadly it's expensive for a small amount of storage.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Works great.


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $45
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $122Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $105SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $716SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $110SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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