Average Bench: 104% (242nd of 1072)

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%
66GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 285 246 243 236 234 MB/s
Read 484
Write 454
Mixed 443
SusWrite 254
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 49.5
163% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 355
268% 358 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 196 184 176 165 95 MB/s
Read 413
Write 282
Mixed 294
SusWrite 174
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 39.1
171% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 242
208% 307 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 330 319 280 272 267 MB/s
Read 366
Write 327
Mixed 316
SusWrite 297
74% 327 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 30
4K Mixed 32.2
88% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 301
228% 307 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,677,078 SSDs tested

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MSRP ≈ $90 @ launch in Jan '18
BHPhotoUS $523 years
AmazonUS $531 month
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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 - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $657

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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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19 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

8 months ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.

very excellent + very good price


Good

24 months 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

5 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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Intel Core i5-12600K $182Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12400F $133Nvidia RTX 4070 $409Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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