Average Bench: 91.6% (121st of 921)

Based on 6,240 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 850 PRO 128G, Samsung SSD 850 PRO 128GB, Samsung SSD 850 PRO, Samsun SSD 850 PRO 128G, Samsung SSD 850

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 Pro 128GB averaged just 8.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 850 Pro 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 85.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 128GB is 46.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Pro 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 190MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 198MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,240 samples)
Min Avg Max
388 Read 501 527
189 Write 394 491
228 Mixed 416 493
97.2% 437 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 4K Read 31 38.3
44.7 4K Write 85.5 119
16.4 4K Mixed 28.9 39.6
129% 48.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.1 DQ Read 190 378
69.9 DQ Write 198 337
16.1 DQ Mixed 73 135
88.2% 154 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
26GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 452
Mixed 456
104% 465 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 40.6
168% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 134
158% 276 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 496
Mixed 493
112% 504 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 34
145% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 122
138% 233 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 526
Write 450
Mixed 469
107% 482 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 56.7
4K Mixed 34.7
117% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 135
166% 293 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 484
Mixed 490
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 97.2
4K Mixed 25.8
132% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 26.3
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 18.2
64% 130 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: EXM01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 466
Write 438
Mixed 442
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 72.9
4K Mixed 29.7
122% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 29.8
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 20.7
32% 57.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,460,555 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jul '14
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Typical 850 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 11,644 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,049

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 Comments

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

The world's first 3D vertical NAND flash memory...

Added 2 years ago.

Good

10 months ago.

Price-to-performace was very good. I'm using it to replace my aging SSD.


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $300Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $136
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $176AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $183SanDisk Extreme 64GB $70
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $957SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $193SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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