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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,287 user samples
15,074 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 44GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 146th / 860
10,213 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 27GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 13GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 209th / 860
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
83.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
79.1 % -5%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
494 MB/s +3% 481 MB/s -3%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
347 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
305 MB/s -14%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
29.2 MB/s -0% 29.3 MB/s +0%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
81.1 MB/s +3% 78.5 MB/s -3%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
380 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
331 MB/s -15%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
22.1 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
20.4 MB/s -8%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
523 MB/s +0% 521 MB/s -0%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
494 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
438 MB/s -13%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.2 MB/s +1% 35.9 MB/s -1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s +1% 116 MB/s -1%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
508 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
472 MB/s -8%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
25.2 MB/s -13%
Market Share
Based on 4,121,346 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.4 % Much higher market share.
0.28 % -43%
Value For Money
35.8 % Slightly better value.
32.3 % -11%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +2% 63 % -2%
Price (score)
$299 -46% $160 Much cheaper.
60 Months 0% 60 Months 0%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
374 MB/s +3% 362 MB/s -3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
321 MB/s +2% 315 MB/s -2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,198 Pts +3% 1,164 Pts -3%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
88.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
79.1 MB/s -12%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
190 MB/s 0% 190 MB/s 0%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
184 MB/s +1% 182 MB/s -1%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
51.4 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
47.2 MB/s -9%
256GB 128GB

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]


The 128GB 840 Pro is a rock solid performer. On release, nearly a year and a half ago, the Pro smashed several speed records. Today, with sequential read/write speeds of 519/438 MBps, the Pro is still one of the fastest SSDs available. One of the Pro's top competitors is Samsungs own, newer 840 Evo. Looking at a raw synthetic speed comparison of the 128GB Pro and Evo is a little misleading. On the face of it the Pro only has a marginal lead over the Evo. This due to the fact that the Evo can only maintain its burst write speed for transfers of up to 3GB, the size of its SLC cache. The Pro on the other hand can sustain higher throughputs indefinitely. The Pro also utilizes MLC which is rated for far more erase cycles than the TLC used in the Evo. Server IO is often continuous and would quickly exhaust the 3GB cache on the Evo but for typical consumer use the Evo will remain within the SLC cache most of the time. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]


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