Average Bench: 104% (250th of 1080)

Based on 296,814 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 3.5% 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 278MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 52.8%. 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 285MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 363MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 296,814 samples)
Min Avg Max
392 Read 480 517
172 Write 381 492
205 Mixed 363 466
137 SusWrite 285 379
84.5% 377 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 4K Read 38.1 50
52.7 4K Write 95.7 126
28.2 4K Mixed 47.9 66.5
170% 60.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
225 DQ Read 357 389
132 DQ Write 291 362
143 DQ Mixed 278 371
221% 309 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 302 298 297 295 292 MB/s
Read 508
Write 306
Mixed 306
SusWrite 298
79% 355 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 42.1
168% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 246
212% 314 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 228 213 205 189 178 MB/s
Read 512
Write 463
Mixed 455
SusWrite 222
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 82.4
4K Mixed 53.6
178% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 222
168% 225 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 76,410,269 SSDs tested

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MSRP ≈ $90 @ launch in Jan '18
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Gaming 78%
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $502

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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...

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22 months ago.

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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


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.

very excellent + very good price


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

best performance for sata 3 conection


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Poor

8 months ago.

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


Good

6 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

very reliable and compatible with both windows and apple.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best SATA 2.5in SSD I ever tried.


Good

3 years 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.


Good

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

Good :)


Excellent

5 years ago.

Works great.


Average

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

Excellent


Good

3 years ago.

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


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