Average Bench: 101% (238th of 1058)

Based on 229,936 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 1.3% 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 46.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 56.1%. 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 289MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 363MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 229,936 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 477 516
194 Write 385 492
218 Mixed 363 465
143 SusWrite 289 376
84.8% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 37.2 49.7
47.9 4K Write 90.3 124
25.1 4K Mixed 46.4 66.4
164% 57.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
191 DQ Read 345 389
115 DQ Write 286 362
108 DQ Mixed 272 371
216% 301 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 493 495 385 324 313 327 MB/s
Read 518
Write 495
Mixed 452
SusWrite 390
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 66.9
225% 79.2 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 371
280% 373 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 283 279 277 271 273 MB/s
Read 499
Write 468
Mixed 448
SusWrite 285
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 58.5
194% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 321 316 311 310 298 MB/s
Read 498
Write 479
Mixed 448
SusWrite 315
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 49.6
170% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 351
264% 353 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,337,704 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $90 @ launch in Jan '18
BHPhotoUS $5215 months
AmazonUS $9520 mins
EbayUS $971 min
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $973

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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 3 years ago.

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1 month 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


Poor

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

very excellent + very good price


Poor

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

best performance for sata 3 conection


Excellent

9 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

10 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

12 months ago.

very reliable and compatible with both windows and apple.


Good

15 months ago.

best budget ssd


Excellent

6 months ago.

Best SATA 2.5in SSD I ever tried.


Good

12 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

3 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

3 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

14 months ago.

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


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