Average Bench: 98.7% (153rd of 956)

Based on 6,249 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 1.2% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 270MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 128GB is 54.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Pro 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 295MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 331MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,249 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 475 514
222 Write 398 480
216 Mixed 295 355
109 SusWrite 331 462
84.1% 375 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.7 4K Read 32.3 38.5
45.8 4K Write 91.6 126
24.5 4K Mixed 39.7 48.2
148% 54.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.7 DQ Read 335 389
104 DQ Write 292 353
46.6 DQ Mixed 270 331
214% 299 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
119GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 448 449 450 449 449 MB/s
Read 518
Write 451
Mixed 311
SusWrite 449
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 47.9
178% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 299
242% 342 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 484 453 483 487 488 MB/s
Read 494
Write 481
Mixed 357
SusWrite 476
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 43.3
167% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 334
259% 354 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 178 166 164 159 156 MB/s
Read 522
Write 299
Mixed 309
SusWrite 170
72% 325 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 47.1
191% 73.9 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 303
230% 312 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,593,911 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $90 @ launch in Jul '14
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Typical 850 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 14,862 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,045

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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 3 years ago.

Good

15 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 $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $84
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $115
Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $134
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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