Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 47,085 user samples
34,171 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 36GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 191st / 850
12,914 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 218GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 1GB free
Poor: 56% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 140th / 850
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
79.8 % -4% 83.4 % +4%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
484 MB/s -1% 490 MB/s +1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
318 MB/s -11% 352 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
36.7 MB/s Faster random read.
28.9 MB/s -27%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
59.1 MB/s -33% 78.8 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
330 MB/s -16% 383 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.1 MB/s -6% 22.3 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
510 MB/s -3% 524 MB/s +3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
352 MB/s -41% 495 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
45.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
36.6 MB/s -25%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
84.5 MB/s -40% 118 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s -42% 508 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.1 MB/s -8% 29.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 2,813,985 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.46 % Hugely higher market share.
0.87 % -183%
Value For Money
56.8 % Better value.
44.5 % -28%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 0% 64 % 0%
Price (score)
$149 Much cheaper.
$224 -33%
46 Months More recent.
55 Months -16%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
369 MB/s -2% 375 MB/s +2%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
240 MB/s -34% 322 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,073 Pts -12% 1,202 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
84.4 MB/s -7% 90.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
185 MB/s -5% 194 MB/s +5%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
153 MB/s -23% 188 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
49.6 MB/s -7% 53.2 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
250GB 256GB

The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]


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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