Average Bench: 104% (190th of 1011)

Based on 89,021 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 4.4% 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 276MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 50.5%. 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 299MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 386MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 89,021 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 478 516
262 Write 406 492
237 Mixed 386 464
183 SusWrite 299 369
88% 392 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 4K Read 38.8 49.7
49.8 4K Write 93.2 126
27.7 4K Mixed 49.1 66.2
171% 60.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.8 DQ Read 335 389
100 DQ Write 294 362
54.7 DQ Mixed 276 370
217% 302 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
231GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 468 437 289 290 290 MB/s
Read 493
Write 458
Mixed 432
SusWrite 362
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 65.9
226% 80.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 350
264% 353 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 424 366 342 342 341 MB/s
Read 495
Write 448
Mixed 413
SusWrite 363
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 55.3
183% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 250
188% 252 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 271 269 260 262 254 MB/s
Read 486
Write 466
Mixed 435
SusWrite 272
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 51.1
172% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 354
266% 355 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,587,769 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jan '18
EbayUS $5415 mins
AmazonUS $558 mins
BHPhotoUS $554 hrs
OutletPCUS $6021 days
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 25,690 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $107

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $831

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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 19 months ago.

Excellent

12 hrs ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.


Good

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

Good :)


Excellent

12 months ago.

Works great.


Average

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

Excellent


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Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $215
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $630SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $66SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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