Average Bench: 103% (212th of 1040)

Based on 189,462 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 3.3% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 280MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 49.7%. 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 291MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 375MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 189,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 476 515
214 Write 395 491
229 Mixed 375 464
155 SusWrite 291 380
86.2% 384 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.8 4K Read 38.3 49.6
48.8 4K Write 91.8 124
29.5 4K Mixed 48.5 66.3
169% 59.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
208 DQ Read 349 389
119 DQ Write 292 362
110 DQ Mixed 280 371
221% 307 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 311 305 308 292 272 MB/s
Read 510
Write 480
Mixed 455
SusWrite 306
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 61.8
208% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 356
269% 361 MB/s
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 129 123 123 121 118 MB/s
Read 491
Write 282
Mixed 257
SusWrite 128
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 37.2
145% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 227
197% 295 MB/s
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 313 146 102 101 100 MB/s
Read 475
Write 246
Mixed 321
SusWrite 179
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 38.3
140% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 172
136% 189 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,681,375 SSDs tested.


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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 53,710 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 105%
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $990

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

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Added 2 years ago.


3 days ago.

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


6 days ago.

very excellent + very good price


3 months ago.

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


14 months ago.

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


2 years ago.


1 month ago.

very reliable and compatible with both windows and apple.


4 months ago.

best budget ssd


1 month 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.


2 years ago.

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


19 months ago.

Good :)


2 years ago.

Works great.


20 months ago.

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


19 months ago.



3 months ago.

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

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