Average Bench: 105% (191st of 1011)

Based on 97,276 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 4.5% 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 277MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Evo 250GB is 54.9%. 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 297MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 380MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 97,276 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 476 517
227 Write 397 492
230 Mixed 380 464
159 SusWrite 297 374
87% 388 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 4K Read 38.6 50.1
46.2 4K Write 94.5 129
27.3 4K Mixed 49.4 67.3
172% 60.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
64.6 DQ Read 336 389
121 DQ Write 295 362
52.6 DQ Mixed 277 371
218% 303 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 300 302 303 232 183 MB/s
Read 455
Write 447
Mixed 423
SusWrite 277
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 58.9
206% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 353
267% 358 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 304 298 300 300 298 MB/s
Read 484
Write 456
Mixed 438
SusWrite 304
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 69
4K Mixed 46.4
152% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 349 347 223 267 276 MB/s
Read 501
Write 328
Mixed 307
SusWrite 295
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 53.5
175% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 29.1
DQ Mixed 85.5
80% 133 MB/s
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 415 409 294 294 293 MB/s
Read 505
Write 457
Mixed 421
SusWrite 348
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 58.6
4K Mixed 44
150% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 40.3
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 338
216% 236 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 305 304 308 305 304 MB/s
Read 462
Write 338
Mixed 309
SusWrite 305
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 46.9
4K Mixed 28
100% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 212
156% 205 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,132,121 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jan '18
AmazonUS $493 mins
EbayUS $5110 mins
BHPhotoUS $553 hrs
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Typical 860 Evo 250GB Builds (Compare 27,639 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $884

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 Comments

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

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Added 21 months ago.

Excellent

29 days ago.

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


Good

17 days ago.

good


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

21 months ago.


Good

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Good :)


Excellent

14 months ago.

Works great.


Average

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Excellent


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