Average Bench: 104% (212th of 1040)

Based on 17,598 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 EVO M.2 250GB averaged 3.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 860 EVO M.2 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 270MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 EVO M.2 250GB is 47%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 EVO M.2 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 297MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 362MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,598 samples)
Min Avg Max
401 Read 481 517
196 Write 386 488
222 Mixed 362 463
159 SusWrite 297 375
85.5% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 4K Read 37.7 49.1
57.8 4K Write 95.5 122
29.4 4K Mixed 47.9 65.5
169% 60.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 335 388
148 DQ Write 288 350
159 DQ Mixed 270 364
214% 298 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 479 322 300 299 299 MB/s
Read 510
Write 472
Mixed 455
SusWrite 363
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 66.8
226% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 270
210% 287 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 441 396 364 365 364 MB/s
Read 496
Write 413
Mixed 385
SusWrite 377
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 61.1
205% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 334
250% 333 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT22B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 317 303 294 298 299 MB/s
Read 477
Write 408
Mixed 412
SusWrite 304
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 59.5
197% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 350
264% 355 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 271 265 257 252 245 MB/s
Read 505
Write 471
Mixed 454
SusWrite 267
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 58.6
194% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 303
228% 303 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 366 351 355 354 354 MB/s
Read 448
Write 371
Mixed 299
SusWrite 352
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 51.9
4K Mixed 32.3
109% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 263
210% 297 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 190 173 159 153 149 MB/s
Read 493
Write 208
Mixed 230
SusWrite 173
61% 276 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 95.5
4K Mixed 30.8
142% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 228
179% 248 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,283,383 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 EVO M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 59,822 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $804

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22 months ago.

Very fast SATA SSD for $69.99. Picked mine up from Amazon.com.


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