Average Bench: 106% (153rd of 980)

Based on 41,927 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 5.9% 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 283MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 51.7%. 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 306MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 383MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,927 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 479 516
243 Write 401 492
241 Mixed 383 463
200 SusWrite 306 367
88.1% 392 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 4K Read 38.7 50.3
49.6 4K Write 96.3 131
28.6 4K Mixed 49.3 67.4
173% 61.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
187 DQ Read 349 389
111 DQ Write 302 360
58 DQ Mixed 283 369
224% 311 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 297 294 298 292 294 MB/s
Read 516
Write 478
Mixed 421
SusWrite 304
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 64
216% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 359
270% 362 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 483 482 387 274 284 285 MB/s
Read 495
Write 489
Mixed 438
SusWrite 366
101% 447 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 45.9
166% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 289 296 296 294 294 MB/s
Read 432
Write 297
Mixed 271
SusWrite 294
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 26.4
107% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 158
129% 186 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,464,199 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jan '18
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 16,216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $882

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

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

Specially designed to enhance performance of mainstream PCs and laptops...

Added 11 months ago.

Good

18 hrs ago.

Good price good quality


Excellent

15 days ago.

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


Excellent

11 days ago.

Good SSD


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.


Good

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Works great.


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $320Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $780SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 16GB $22
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