Average Bench: 78.9% (212th of 860)

Based on 10,384 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series, Samsung SSD 840, Samsung SSD 840 PRO Seri, Samsung SSD 840 PRO

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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Good average bench

The Samsung 840 Pro 128GB averaged 21.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 77.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB is 44.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 47.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 305MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,384 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 482 522
104 Write 305 438
133 Mixed 331 473
82.4% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 4K Read 29.2 35.9
39.4 4K Write 77.6 115
13.8 4K Mixed 20.3 25.3
111% 42.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.5 DQ Read 191 362
66.2 DQ Write 183 312
15.1 DQ Mixed 47.2 78.9
73.8% 140 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 355
Mixed 408
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 21.2
139% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 36.3
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 21.3
32% 58.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,111,554 SSDs tested.

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Gaming 60%
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $340

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,267

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

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