Average Bench: 105% (147th of 964)

Based on 26,364 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 4.9% 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 283MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 54.3%. 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 302MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 377MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,364 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 476 516
232 Write 395 491
240 Mixed 377 464
186 SusWrite 302 366
87% 387 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 4K Read 38.3 50.8
48.6 4K Write 96.1 129
27.1 4K Mixed 48.9 67.4
172% 61.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
171 DQ Read 346 389
119 DQ Write 298 362
55.1 DQ Mixed 283 370
223% 309 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
139GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 475 403 279 278 280 MB/s
Read 519
Write 494
Mixed 463
SusWrite 363
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 67.9
231% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 361
272% 364 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 202 203 197 191 186 MB/s
Read 503
Write 455
Mixed 438
SusWrite 208
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 56.6
201% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 316
244% 333 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,690,586 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jan '18
EbayUS $5019 mins
AmazonUS $589 mins
BHPhotoUS $5814 hrs
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 12,203 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) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $859

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2018 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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  • 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 9 months ago.

Good

9 months ago.


Good

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Works great.


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $340Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $77
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $234Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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