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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 248,118 user samples
21,721 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 276% 98GB free
Worst Bench: 179% 234GB free
Poor: 179% Great: 276%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 873
226,397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 71GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 144GB free
Poor: 70% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
229 % Hugely faster effective speed.
95 % -141%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2154 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
500 MB/s -331%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1304 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
396 MB/s -229%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
48.7 MB/s Faster random read.
37.9 MB/s -28%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
105 MB/s Much faster random write.
77.6 MB/s -35%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1271 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
402 MB/s -216%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35.5 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
33.1 MB/s -7%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2878 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
517 MB/s -457%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1442 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
417 MB/s -246%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
59.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
47.1 MB/s -27%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
151 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
106 MB/s -42%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1495 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
422 MB/s -254%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
52.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
48.2 MB/s -9%
Market Share
Based on 5,194,731 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.78 % -399% 8.89 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
198 % Hugely better value.
98.8 % -101%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % -127% 125 % Hugely more popular.
Price (score)
$230 -61% $90 Much cheaper.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
606 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
374 MB/s -62%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
468 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
283 MB/s -65%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
2,152 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
1,158 Pts -86%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
219 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
120 MB/s -82%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
271 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
187 MB/s -45%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
257 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
185 MB/s -39%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
95.5 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
64 MB/s -49%
500GB 250GB

Super low latencies and great TurboWrite performance for not much more than mid-to-high-end SATA drives--when bought lightly used, which is the best way to go in this NAND market IMO. [Jul '17 silhex88]


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]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2018 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 i5-7600K $210AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
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