Average Bench: 101% (241st of 1057)

Based on 20,068 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 EVO M.2 250GB averaged 0.6% 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 262MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 45.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 EVO M.2 250GB is 54.2%. 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 292MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 355MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,068 samples)
Min Avg Max
389 Read 477 516
172 Write 375 489
200 Mixed 355 462
150 SusWrite 292 374
84% 375 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 36.6 49.6
50.2 4K Write 90.1 123
24.6 4K Mixed 45.5 65.9
162% 57.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 332 388
137 DQ Write 283 350
149 DQ Mixed 262 362
209% 293 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT22B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 267 263 261 258 258 MB/s
Read 502
Write 349
Mixed 414
SusWrite 267
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 57.9
194% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 342
258% 346 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 305 306 306 307 306 MB/s
Read 508
Write 314
Mixed 314
SusWrite 306
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 37.2
141% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 212
177% 254 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 234 260 273 280 267 MB/s
Read 392
Write 331
Mixed 370
SusWrite 284
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 43.9
4K Mixed 36.4
110% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 355
262% 346 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,075,775 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 EVO M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 74,190 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $799

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

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2 years ago.

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


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