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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 18,786 user samples
17,024 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 192GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 163GB free
Poor: 74% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 848
1,762 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 82GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 113GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 129th / 848
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
101 % Faster effective speed.
83.9 % -20%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
507 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
476 MB/s -7%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
443 MB/s +5% 422 MB/s -5%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
32.9 MB/s Faster random read.
27.1 MB/s -21%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
91.5 MB/s Faster random write.
71.4 MB/s -28%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
466 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
423 MB/s -10%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
20.9 MB/s -68%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
529 MB/s +3% 515 MB/s -3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
502 MB/s +3% 489 MB/s -3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
41.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
36.2 MB/s -14%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
130 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
115 MB/s -13%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
514 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
484 MB/s -6%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
50.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
29.7 MB/s -70%
Market Share
Based on 2,355,258 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.5 % Hugely higher market share.
0.2 % -650%
Value For Money
77.5 % -6% 82.3 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % Much more popular.
64 % -50%
Price (score)
$138 -32% $93 Much cheaper.
32 Months +3% 33 Months -3%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
384 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
361 MB/s -6%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
348 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
325 MB/s -7%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,265 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
1,179 Pts -7%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
168 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
65.2 MB/s -158%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
222 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
166 MB/s -34%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
228 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
184 MB/s -24%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
95.2 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
41.3 MB/s -131%
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]


The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2017 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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Intel Core i7-7700K $310Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $325AMD RX 480 $193Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $110SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $650SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
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