Average Bench: 103% (184th of 1000)

Based on 59,756 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 2.8% 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 274MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 58.3%. 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 367MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 59,756 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 474 516
206 Write 384 492
219 Mixed 367 463
145 SusWrite 289 365
84.9% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24 4K Read 38.1 50.2
48.1 4K Write 94.7 130
27.1 4K Mixed 47.2 67.2
168% 60 MB/s
Min Avg Max
149 DQ Read 348 389
108 DQ Write 294 362
54.6 DQ Mixed 274 370
218% 305 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 305 296 302 301 288 MB/s
Read 512
Write 487
Mixed 459
SusWrite 299
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 67.2
231% 82.9 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 357
270% 362 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 194 140 138 139 131 MB/s
Read 503
Write 174
Mixed 209
SusWrite 151
57% 259 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 36.2
148% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 230
181% 257 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,373,882 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jan '18
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 21,388 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) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $822

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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 15 months ago.

Good

9 days ago.

Super speed, Excellent


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Good

15 months ago.


Good

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Good :)


Excellent

8 months ago.

Works great.


Average

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Excellent


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $356Nvidia GTX 1070 $314Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $92
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $145Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $108Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $90SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $651SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $73Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $85SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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