Average Bench: 102% (237th of 1058)

Based on 265,321 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]

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 Evo 250GB averaged 1.7% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 272MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 57.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 285MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 357MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 265,321 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 476 517
168 Write 375 493
210 Mixed 357 466
135 SusWrite 285 381
83.7% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 4K Read 37.7 49.9
47.1 4K Write 91.8 124
25.2 4K Mixed 46.7 66.4
165% 58.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
219 DQ Read 349 389
111 DQ Write 283 362
110 DQ Mixed 272 370
216% 301 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 493 495 417 344 344 345 MB/s
Read 516
Write 493
Mixed 434
SusWrite 406
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 66.1
225% 80.4 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 372
280% 374 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 463 482 373 341 340 339 MB/s
Read 518
Write 494
Mixed 440
SusWrite 390
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 65.4
220% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 372
280% 374 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 267 260 260 260 251 MB/s
Read 447
Write 299
Mixed 283
SusWrite 264
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 30.5
119% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 180
137% 185 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,464,130 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $90 @ launch in Jan '18
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Gaming 99%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,062

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2022 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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

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Added 3 years ago.

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4 months ago.


Upgrading from a mechanical HDD to this for your boot drive will literally make your jaw drop to the ground when you boot Windows the first time. The difference it will make is night and day in comparison. You really can't go wrong here!—Feb '21


12 months ago.

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


1 month ago.

very excellent + very good price


10 months ago.

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


12 months ago.

best performance for sata 3 conection


17 days ago.

I had a hdd and i bought this ssd. It has a VERY BIG difference and its read and write spead is AMAZING!


13 months ago.

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


3 years ago.


15 months ago.

very reliable and compatible with both windows and apple.


18 months ago.

best budget ssd


9 months ago.

Best SATA 2.5in SSD I ever tried.


15 months ago.

Not a bad drive at all. The 860 Evo is near the top of the 2.5" SATA SSDs. Managed to pick up an used 250GB 860 Evo for $30 as a boot drive. No issues at all. If you are purchasing in 2020 or later, spend a few more bucks and get a better NVMe drive.


3 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

Good :)


3 years ago.

Works great.


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.



17 months ago.

Expensive at the time of purchase, higher storage rates at lower prices would be more desirable

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