Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 296,946 user samples
276,110 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 106GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 86th / 911
20,836 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 207GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 92GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 159th / 911
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
94.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
84.6 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
498 MB/s +1% 494 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
396 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
366 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
28.9 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.8 MB/s 78.8 MB/s +3%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
401 MB/s +1% 398 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
22.4 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s 523 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s 496 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.6 MB/s Faster peak random read.
36.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
103 MB/s 112 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
422 MB/s 509 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.9 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
28.9 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 6,060,410 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
6.86 % Insanely higher market share.
0.34 %
Value For Money
103 % Hugely better value.
37.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
125 % Hugely more popular.
63 %
Price (score)
$85 Much cheaper.
39 Months Much more recent.
65 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
372 MB/s +1% 368 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
280 MB/s 322 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,148 Pts 1,185 Pts +3%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
122 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
90.4 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
186 MB/s 195 MB/s +5%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
176 MB/s 194 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
66.8 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
53 MB/s
250GB 256GB

The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as opposed to regular NAND. Both drives also feature a Turbowrite cache (TWC) which buffers up to 3GB of writes. The TWC enables high burst write speeds but when the cache exhausts write speeds drop to 300 MB/s. Comparing the 850 and 840 Evos shows that effective speed, has improved by 11% and the warranty has been extended from three to five years but prices are also up by 11%. The 850 Evo does put in superb benchmarks (second only to the 850 Pro) but these are only valid within the TWC. At current price levels the 850 Evo struggles to compete with the value leaders[Dec '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]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2018 SSD Rankings.

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