Average Bench: 91.3% (133rd of 929)

Based on 7,132 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 8.6% 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 31.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 85.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 128GB is 51.2%. 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 192MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 390MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,132 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 500 527
186 Write 390 492
231 Mixed 411 494
96.5% 434 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.7 4K Read 31.4 37.7
41.2 4K Write 85.2 117
14 4K Mixed 28.1 39.4
129% 48.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.4 DQ Read 192 370
68.8 DQ Write 208 339
16.8 DQ Mixed 75.8 142
91.3% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
49GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 413
Mixed 438
101% 455 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 23.6
140% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 24.1
106% 237 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: EXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 386
Mixed 434
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 51.4
4K Mixed 34
114% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 129
148% 255 MB/s
1GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 94.9
Mixed 137
53% 247 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 25.9
123% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 96.8
DQ Mixed 72.1
94% 178 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 442
Mixed 472
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 45.8
4K Mixed 13.8
74% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 23.1
DQ Write 37.3
DQ Mixed 79
46% 46.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,163,897 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jul '14
AmazonUS $1757 days
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Typical 850 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 12,808 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,057

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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

12 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $175Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
Intel Core i7-8700K $317Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $123
Intel Core i5-8600K $239AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $116
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $177SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $911SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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