Average Bench: 87.9% (347th of 1058)

Based on 3,044 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250G

Very good average bench

The Samsung 860 EVO 250G 250GB averaged just 12.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 860 EVO 250G 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 198MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.7MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 EVO 250G 250GB is 69.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 EVO 250G 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 272MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 341MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,044 samples)
Min Avg Max
325 Read 442 519
147 Write 354 482
173 Mixed 341 459
112 SusWrite 272 378
78.9% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 33.2 48.2
28.2 4K Write 72.9 133
16.8 4K Mixed 39.7 64.1
140% 48.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
56.2 DQ Read 254 390
50.3 DQ Write 223 352
21.6 DQ Mixed 198 366
159% 225 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
105GB free
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 218 221 220 224 222 MB/s
Read 520
Write 497
Mixed 470
SusWrite 220
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 54.8
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 75.8
263% 95.5 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 364
274% 366 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 354 344 354 350 346 MB/s
Read 470
Write 453
Mixed 415
SusWrite 352
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 46.8
181% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 367
277% 371 MB/s
229GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 352 357 318 288 289 MB/s
Read 400
Write 348
Mixed 363
SusWrite 324
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 37
4K Mixed 25.6
87% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 82
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 112
80% 100 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,297,425 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 EVO 250G 250GB Builds (Compare 4,186 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $837

Popular 860 EVO 250G 250GB compatible motherboards:

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $394Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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