Average Bench: 83% (143rd of 848)

Based on 10,155 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 16.9% 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 28.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 75.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB is 54.9%. 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 199MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 53.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,155 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 489 522
103 Write 359 490
160 Mixed 396 508
92.1% 415 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 4K Read 28.4 36.5
39.8 4K Write 75.1 119
14 4K Mixed 22 28.7
111% 41.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.4 DQ Read 199 379
63.1 DQ Write 191 318
15.6 DQ Mixed 53.7 90.6
79.1% 148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
94GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 523
Write 474
Mixed 475
110% 491 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 26.7
153% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 37
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 26.3
36% 63.6 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 473
Mixed 497
111% 496 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 22.2
96% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 77.5
128% 247 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 438
Mixed 507
108% 483 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 23.2
102% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 28.2
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 79.7
87% 137 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 414
Mixed 449
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 48.1
4K Mixed 20.3
86% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 90.5
116% 208 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 417
Mixed 480
105% 471 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 20
82% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 71.8
104% 195 MB/s
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Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI HERO - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,243

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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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16 days 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

1 month ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

Very good.


Good

3 months ago.

the best


Good

1 month ago.

ok


Good

2 months ago.

good ssd


Good

4 days ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

one Best product for the Good Price


Good

4 months ago.

It's perfect!


Good

4 months ago.

Amazing. Just that.


Good

1 month ago.

perfect


Liked

1 month ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

14 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

14 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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