Average Bench: 103% (233rd of 1058)

Based on 233,646 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 2.5% 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 274MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.4MB/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 293MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 368MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 233,646 samples)
Min Avg Max
397 Read 479 517
196 Write 389 492
219 Mixed 368 463
147 SusWrite 293 385
85.7% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 4K Read 37.7 49.8
48.1 4K Write 91 125
25.1 4K Mixed 47.4 66.5
166% 58.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
214 DQ Read 346 389
102 DQ Write 286 362
120 DQ Mixed 274 371
217% 302 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
203GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 420 441 407 298 299 299 MB/s
Read 517
Write 476
Mixed 451
SusWrite 361
101% 451 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 69.7
238% 84.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 359
270% 361 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 477 480 377 274 274 274 MB/s
Read 508
Write 486
Mixed 464
SusWrite 359
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 57.7
190% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 371
280% 374 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 170 135 133 128 126 MB/s
Read 509
Write 355
Mixed 310
SusWrite 163
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 42.9
154% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 256
219% 322 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,080,794 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $90 @ launch in Jan '18
AmazonUS $501 day
EbayUS $5018 mins
BHPhotoUS $529 months
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 82,306 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,020

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 Comments

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

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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

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

very excellent + very good price


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

best performance for sata 3 conection


Excellent

4 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

4 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

7 months ago.

very reliable and compatible with both windows and apple.


Good

10 months ago.

best budget ssd


Good

7 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Best SATA 2.5in SSD I ever tried.


Good

2 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

2 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

9 months ago.

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


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