Average Bench: 103% (201st of 1016)

Based on 116,906 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 2.8% 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 272MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 59%. 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 294MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 373MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 116,906 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 473 516
223 Write 393 491
230 Mixed 373 463
157 SusWrite 294 382
85.9% 383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 37.8 50.2
47.3 4K Write 92.7 129
25.7 4K Mixed 47.9 67.3
168% 59.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.1 DQ Read 337 389
102 DQ Write 289 361
49.1 DQ Mixed 272 370
215% 299 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
48GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 445 329 319 318 319 MB/s
Read 486
Write 466
Mixed 460
SusWrite 360
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 50.7
166% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 352
265% 355 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 312 308 308 290 225 MB/s
Read 517
Write 320
Mixed 324
SusWrite 293
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 35.6
172% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 251
216% 320 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 295 296 295 316 308 MB/s
Read 476
Write 441
Mixed 378
SusWrite 311
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 58.2
4K Mixed 42.2
137% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 364
275% 370 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.


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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 30,600 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $855

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

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17 days ago.

Too expensive for its performance.


13 days ago.

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


2 months ago.

very excellent + very good price


6 months ago.

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


4 months ago.

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


24 months ago.


18 months ago.

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


9 months ago.

Good :)


16 months ago.

Works great.


9 months ago.

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


9 months ago.


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