Average Bench: 103% (214th of 1040)

Based on 209,201 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 47.7MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 60.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 295MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 371MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 209,201 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 476 516
199 Write 391 491
221 Mixed 371 464
152 SusWrite 295 379
85.9% 383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 4K Read 38 49.9
45.8 4K Write 90.8 125
25.6 4K Mixed 47.7 66.7
167% 58.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
92.1 DQ Read 336 389
108 DQ Write 287 362
56.9 DQ Mixed 274 372
216% 299 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 317 318 318 319 319 MB/s
Read 508
Write 482
Mixed 462
SusWrite 327
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 58.2
197% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 360
272% 364 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 317 316 311 315 309 MB/s
Read 509
Write 430
Mixed 402
SusWrite 321
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 56
187% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 355
267% 358 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 237 283 302 303 301 302 MB/s
Read 511
Write 333
Mixed 316
SusWrite 288
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 41.8
169% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 248
213% 314 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 267 267 269 262 264 MB/s
Read 325
Write 254
Mixed 203
SusWrite 262
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 22.3
119% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 178
149% 214 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,350,840 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $90 @ launch in Jan '18
AmazonUS $4020 secs
EbayUS $408 mins
BHPhotoUS $525 months
OutletPCUS $5614 months
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 67,900 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $975

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 Comments

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

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Added 2 years ago.

Poor

14 days ago.

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


Excellent

18 days ago.

very excellent + very good price


Good

8 days ago.

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


Excellent

4 days ago.

best performance for sata 3 conection


Excellent

24 days 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

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

very reliable and compatible with both windows and apple.


Good

6 months ago.

best budget ssd


Good

3 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

Good :)


Excellent

2 years ago.

Works great.


Average

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

Excellent


Good

5 months ago.

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


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