Average Bench: 104% (183rd of 1003)

Based on 71,849 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 3.9% 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 48.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 56.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 289MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 372MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 71,849 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 479 517
219 Write 388 493
224 Mixed 372 466
155 SusWrite 289 370
85.6% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 38.4 50.4
47.4 4K Write 96.3 131
25.9 4K Mixed 48.3 68
171% 61 MB/s
Min Avg Max
190 DQ Read 348 390
106 DQ Write 293 362
49.8 DQ Mixed 275 371
218% 305 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 306 298 298 296 307 MB/s
Read 514
Write 484
Mixed 444
SusWrite 305
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 67.2
231% 82.4 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 361
272% 365 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 263 249 245 244 243 MB/s
Read 516
Write 497
Mixed 469
SusWrite 259
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 68.1
231% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 256
223% 331 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 483 482 356 285 291 291 MB/s
Read 517
Write 458
Mixed 428
SusWrite 365
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 59.4
206% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 353
266% 355 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 323 322 313 308 310 MB/s
Read 511
Write 483
Mixed 454
SusWrite 321
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 62.2
211% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 370
279% 373 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,729,423 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jan '18
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 23,357 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $841

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 Comments

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

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

Added 17 months ago.

Excellent

23 days ago.

Предыдущий 840 evo 250 прожил в моем мак 8 лет. Поставил этот, все летает как и прежде, все устраивает.


Good

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Good

17 months ago.


Good

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Good :)


Excellent

10 months ago.

Works great.


Average

3 months ago.

Its a nice starting ssd, but I would invest in a 500gb


Excellent

3 months ago.

Excellent


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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $120Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $222Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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