Controller: Phison PS3110-S10. NAND Flash: Toshiba 19nm MLC.

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 17,527 user samples
595 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 148GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 41GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 159th / 862
16,932 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 26GB free
Poor: 54% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 128th / 862
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.6 % -3% 85.2 % +3%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
495 MB/s +1% 492 MB/s -1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
424 MB/s Faster write speed.
365 MB/s -16%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.8 MB/s -1% 29.1 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
73.9 MB/s -9% 80.6 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
450 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
398 MB/s -13%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
13.6 MB/s -65% 22.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
528 MB/s +1% 524 MB/s -1%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
509 MB/s +2% 498 MB/s -2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
37.8 MB/s +4% 36.5 MB/s -4%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 0% 117 MB/s 0%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
515 MB/s +1% 509 MB/s -1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
16.1 MB/s -82% 29.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 4,430,761 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % -2,650% 0.55 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
51.7 % +4% 49.7 % -4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % -3% 64 % +3%
Price (score)
$170 Slightly cheaper.
$199 -15%
35 Months Much more recent.
61 Months -43%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
361 MB/s -4% 376 MB/s +4%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
347 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
324 MB/s -7%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,210 Pts +0% 1,205 Pts -0%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
62.7 MB/s -44% 90.6 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
165 MB/s -27% 209 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
206 MB/s +4% 198 MB/s -4%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
21.6 MB/s -144% 52.7 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
240GB 256GB

The 840 Pro is stunning. Samsung have created a completely in-house package including both the controller and their own new 21nm toggle mode NAND. On release (Oct '12) this was the fastest performing deep queue depth consumer grade SSD available. Fast forward six months (Apr '13) and the 840 Pro still holds both the random read/write deep queue depth speed records of 384 MB/s and 326 MB/s, impressive considering how fast the SSD space tends to move. There are no obvious weaknesses, in-fact the 840 pro takes first place in nearly all of the speed categories and is only seriously rivalled by one drive, the OCZ Vector. To conclude, in terms of both outright performance, particularly server orientated, and value for money the 256GB and 128GB 840 Pros are amongst the top handful of drives currently available. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]


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