Average Bench: 105% (140th of 959)

Based on 22,633 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 5.1% 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 49MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 52.3%. 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 303MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 381MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,633 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 473 516
269 Write 403 491
240 Mixed 381 463
189 SusWrite 303 365
87.5% 390 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.7 4K Read 38.6 50
48.7 4K Write 96.8 131
26.9 4K Mixed 49 67.2
173% 61.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.5 DQ Read 345 389
105 DQ Write 299 361
55.9 DQ Mixed 283 369
223% 309 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 338 312 312 313 313 MB/s
Read 452
Write 438
Mixed 420
SusWrite 323
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 63.3
205% 72.3 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 352
266% 356 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 297 297 295 298 298 MB/s
Read 493
Write 297
Mixed 287
SusWrite 294
76% 343 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 39.6
160% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 240
206% 305 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 449 435 292 291 292 MB/s
Read 475
Write 444
Mixed 441
SusWrite 343
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 39.7
128% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 333
249% 330 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,101,029 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jan '18
EbayUS $5026 mins
AmazonUS $5620 mins
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 11,019 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $104

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $913

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 Comments

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

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

Added 8 months ago.

Good

8 months ago.


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Works great.


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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