Average Bench: 102% (219th of 1037)

Based on 172,418 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 1.9% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 274MB/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 52.6%. 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 291MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 366MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 172,418 samples)
Min Avg Max
365 Read 474 515
214 Write 388 492
226 Mixed 366 464
153 SusWrite 291 377
85.1% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 36.9 49.4
48.5 4K Write 91.6 124
26.5 4K Mixed 46.7 66.6
164% 58.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 350 390
119 DQ Write 294 362
83.5 DQ Mixed 274 371
218% 306 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 368 360 363 359 360 MB/s
Read 450
Write 409
Mixed 387
SusWrite 364
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 62.9
213% 73.9 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 355
267% 358 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 490 491 384 291 290 290 MB/s
Read 491
Write 491
Mixed 432
SusWrite 373
101% 447 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 63.9
196% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 361
272% 365 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 314 306 306 264 226 MB/s
Read 509
Write 488
Mixed 458
SusWrite 299
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 58.6
193% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 370
279% 374 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,609,663 SSDs tested.


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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 42,512 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 98%
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Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $939

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

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Added 2 years ago.


3 months ago.

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


10 months ago.

very excellent + very good price


1 month ago.

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


12 months ago.

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


2 years ago.


2 months ago.

best budget ssd


2 years ago.

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


17 months ago.

Good :)


2 years ago.

Works great.


18 months ago.

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


17 months ago.



1 month ago.

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

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Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $299Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $505Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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