Average Bench: 101% (240th of 1058)

Based on 253,107 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 0.9% 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 271MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 56.9%. 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 286MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 358MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 253,107 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 475 516
176 Write 374 492
207 Mixed 358 464
150 SusWrite 286 376
83.6% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.7 4K Read 36.8 49.6
45.8 4K Write 89.9 123
26 4K Mixed 46.4 66.2
163% 57.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
203 DQ Read 347 389
99.4 DQ Write 282 362
123 DQ Mixed 271 371
215% 300 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 327 303 262 198 181 MB/s
Read 511
Write 486
Mixed 462
SusWrite 270
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 66.9
227% 79.9 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 324
254% 351 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 315 308 305 296 190 MB/s
Read 505
Write 462
Mixed 453
SusWrite 304
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 58.3
196% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 263
198% 264 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 134 92 95 61 71 MB/s
Read 493
Write 470
Mixed 443
SusWrite 135
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 55.5
184% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 367
277% 371 MB/s
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 304 227 184 142 112 MB/s
Read 463
Write 320
Mixed 305
SusWrite 213
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 37
146% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 240
209% 311 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 258 248 270 307 310 MB/s
Read 470
Write 134
Mixed 260
SusWrite 277
63% 285 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 73
4K Mixed 34.9
126% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 212
190% 291 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $90 @ launch in Jan '18
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Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,015

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 Comments

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

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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


Poor

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

very excellent + very good price


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

best performance for sata 3 conection


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

8 months ago.

very reliable and compatible with both windows and apple.


Good

11 months ago.

best budget ssd


Excellent

2 months ago.

Best SATA 2.5in SSD I ever tried.


Good

8 months 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Good :)


Excellent

2 years ago.

Works great.


Average

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Excellent


Good

10 months ago.

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


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