Average Bench: 101% (236th of 1053)

Based on 209,010 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 1.4% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 273MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.2MB/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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 289MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 370MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 209,010 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 475 516
172 Write 390 492
211 Mixed 370 465
138 SusWrite 289 385
85.4% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 4K Read 37.6 49.4
42.3 4K Write 89 122
24.7 4K Mixed 47.2 65.6
165% 57.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
121 DQ Read 340 389
101 DQ Write 283 362
57.3 DQ Mixed 273 371
215% 298 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 306 304 305 308 306 MB/s
Read 497
Write 442
Mixed 444
SusWrite 309
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 43.7
175% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 248
213% 313 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 168 155 155 226 296 MB/s
Read 477
Write 97.6
Mixed 229
SusWrite 196
55% 250 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 31
123% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 203
175% 263 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 286 286 275 303 268 MB/s
Read 465
Write 117
Mixed 164
SusWrite 276
56% 256 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 67.9
4K Mixed 22.3
108% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 185
152% 224 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,985,369 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $90 @ launch in Jan '18
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 73,381 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 101%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,005

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

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26 days ago.


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


1 month ago.

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


1 month ago.

very excellent + very good price


1 month ago.

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


1 month ago.

best performance for sata 3 conection


1 month ago.

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


2 months ago.

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


3 years ago.


4 months ago.

very reliable and compatible with both windows and apple.


7 months ago.

best budget ssd


4 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.


6 days ago.

amazing i got this an d my computer is f a s t


2 years ago.

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


22 months ago.

Good :)


2 years ago.

Works great.


23 months ago.

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


22 months ago.



6 months ago.

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

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