Average Bench: 83.1% - 136th / 836

Based on 9,463 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series, Samsung SSD 840, Samsung SSD 840 PRO Seri, Samsung SSD 840 PRO

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]

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Very good average bench

The Samsung 840 Pro 256GB averaged just 16.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 77.7MB/s
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Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB is 54.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 206MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 347MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,463 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 484 523
101 Write 347 490
160 Mixed 380 508
89.7% 404 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 29 36.6
38.8 4K Write 77.7 117
14.1 4K Mixed 22.3 29.4
114% 43 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.1 DQ Read 206 376
61.2 DQ Write 194 321
15.9 DQ Mixed 56.8 90.3
82% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
132GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 522
Write 472
Mixed 489
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 24.7
128% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 31.5
DQ Write 96.2
DQ Mixed 20.7
28% 49.5 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: 3B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 278
Mixed 326
82% 372 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 65.7
4K Mixed 23.2
108% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 69.3
95% 177 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,130,604 SSDs tested.

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Typical 840 Pro 256GB Builds (Compare 1,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 78%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI HERO - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,237

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 Comments

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

Delivers high speeds for both compressible and incompressible data...

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1 day ago.

Got it a year or so ago and I loved it then and still love it now, though it is a little pricy

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T61P with win7 64 &, Intel Extreme X9000, 8gb ram, fast ......... verrrry fast. Faster than many new computers. Gives a lot of new life to older PCs.—Sep '14


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Jun '13 £185 @Ebuyer


Good

23 days ago.

An awesome drive! Going to get one to upgrade my rig!


Good

8 days ago.

Very good.


Good

2 months ago.

the best


Good

10 days ago.

ok


Good

29 days ago.

good ssd


Good

3 months ago.

Excellent performance and reliability. I already have 5TB traffic over the past year. Performance has not decreased!


Good

2 months ago.

one Best product for the Good Price


Good

3 months ago.

It's perfect!


Good

3 months ago.

Amazing. Just that.


Good

6 days ago.

perfect


Liked

9 days ago.

Comment 

though for any practical purpose the EVO is just as good/fast—Sep '14


Poor

13 months ago.

Can someone please explain to me why I get under 1MB/s 4K Mixed IO with my Samsung 840 pro when the average UBM Speed is 21.8MB/s for 4K Mixed IO operations?


Liked

12 months ago.

Comment 

Great drive under normal/light load. Write latency starts to fall apart a bit under sustained loads.—Sep '14


Very good

4 years ago.

This drive, the latest from Samsung, takes SSD technology a small but clear step forward. It excels in the area of deep queue depth 4k random writes where it outperforms all of its direct competition. The brand new and almost impossible to get hold of Plextor M5 is currently the strongest competitor to the Samsung but until prices on the Plextor drop from an astronomical £250, Samsung have an easy win despite not having priced the 840 particularly aggressively themselves.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Just the best 256G SSD for me!


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