Average Bench: 102% (203rd of 1021)

Based on 147,272 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 2.2% 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 272MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 58.8%. 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 292MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 373MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 147,272 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 474 516
202 Write 396 492
227 Mixed 373 465
154 SusWrite 292 376
86.1% 384 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 4K Read 37.7 50.1
45.7 4K Write 91.1 129
25.7 4K Mixed 47.6 67.4
166% 58.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
147 DQ Read 338 389
108 DQ Write 286 362
58.8 DQ Mixed 272 371
214% 298 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 493 494 394 297 298 281 MB/s
Read 516
Write 480
Mixed 454
SusWrite 376
103% 456 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 66.8
230% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 430 462 290 290 289 MB/s
Read 511
Write 485
Mixed 451
SusWrite 338
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 61.2
206% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 359
271% 362 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 287 288 287 284 284 MB/s
Read 500
Write 445
Mixed 440
SusWrite 287
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 54.5
182% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 202
152% 203 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 296 297 301 303 277 MB/s
Read 400
Write 293
Mixed 282
SusWrite 290
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 89.5
4K Mixed 33.6
138% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 220
185% 266 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,443,669 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jan '18
EbayUS $557 secs
OutletPCUS $566 months
AmazonUS $6019 mins
BHPhotoUS $604 hrs
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 57,165 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $709

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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...

Added 2 years ago.

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6 days ago.

Just upgraded to these in 3 different laptops - performance is critical as they are used onstage


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

very excellent + very good price


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Good

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

Good :)


Excellent

20 months ago.

Works great.


Average

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

Excellent


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