Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND


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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 38,801 user samples
38,096 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% 182GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 141GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 120%
SPEED RANK: 79th / 908
705 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 206GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 203rd / 908
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
98.7 % Faster effective speed.
81.5 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
504 MB/s +2% 494 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
446 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
416 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
32.5 MB/s Faster random read.
28.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.3 MB/s Faster random write.
70.6 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
465 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
442 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.5 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
13.6 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
528 MB/s +0% 526 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
502 MB/s 508 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
41.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
36.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
122 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
113 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
514 MB/s 514 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
50.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
16.1 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 6,034,146 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.78 % Insanely higher market share.
0.01 %
Value For Money
67.8 % Much better value.
51 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
100 % Much more popular.
62 %
Price (score)
$160 Slightly cheaper.
44 Months 39 Months Slightly more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
377 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
357 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
336 MB/s 343 MB/s +2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1235 Pts +3% 1,194 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
163 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
64.3 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
191 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
169 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
212 MB/s +2% 207 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
86.7 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
23.6 MB/s
256GB 240GB

The 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better performance, albeit marginally, than both the 840 Evo and 840 Pro. Looking at the benchmark figures for the 840 and 850 Pros shows that the effective performance improvement is 10% whereas the 850 Pro beats the 840 Evo by 16%. These drives effectively saturate SATA 3.0 making it difficult to distinguish between them in day-to-day use. At current prices the 850 Pro is prohibitively expensive, prices need to drop by 15% before it approaches the 840 Pro from a value perspective. Samsung may release a value orientated 850 Evo soon, but for now "most" users are better off with the 840 Pro. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]


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

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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  • Raw speed comparison - Raw speed readings.
  • Details ordered by value - Detailed performance stats ordered by overall value for money.
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