Average Bench: 101% (47th of 848)

Based on 17,868 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB, Samsun SSD 850 PRO 256G, Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256G, Samsung SSD 850 PRO, Samsung SSD 850

The 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better performance, albeit marginally, than both the 840 Evo and 840 Pro. Looking at the benchmark figures for the 840 and 850 Pros shows that the effective performance improvement is 10% whereas the 850 Pro beats the 840 Evo by 16%. These drives effectively saturate SATA 3.0 making it difficult to distinguish between them in day-to-day use. At current prices the 850 Pro is prohibitively expensive, prices need to drop by 15% before it approaches the 840 Pro from a value perspective. Samsung may release a value orientated 850 Evo soon, but for now "most" users are better off with the 840 Pro. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

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Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 850 Pro 256GB averaged 0.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 33MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 90.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB is 51.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 217MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 443MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,868 samples)
Min Avg Max
381 Read 505 530
242 Write 443 502
294 Mixed 463 514
105% 471 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 4K Read 33 43.7
47.1 4K Write 90.7 129
19.6 4K Mixed 35.1 51.6
143% 53 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.8 DQ Read 217 385
72.4 DQ Write 227 348
18.4 DQ Mixed 92 168
105% 179 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
100GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 523
Write 499
Mixed 514
114% 512 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 46.9
172% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 101
120% 205 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,386,282 SSDs tested.

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Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $869

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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 (edit your comment) Add link

5 hrs ago.

Work good

Comment 

Awesome drive, own one and can say that coupled with Windows 8.1, the boot speed is virtually instantaneous—Sep '14

Comment 

Besides killer raw speed, Samsung ships Magician software with it that provides additional tuning and longevity options. Fabulous overall package.—Dec '14

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very impressed with speed compared to the 850 evo which was noticibly slower on my system. I sent the evo back and now all I will buy is 850 pro.—Feb '15

Comment 

Very reliable product, 10 year warranty provides a lot of relief and the rapid discounting in the channel has made this a no brainer—May '15


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Good

5 days ago.

great !!!


Good

1 day ago.

good very very good


Good

5 days ago.

Good SSD )


Poor

3 days ago.

Reliable and fast, really fast


Liked

2 days ago.

Comment 

Line up challengers, I dare you—May '16


Good

9 mins ago.

Great


Poor

6 days ago.

It is similar to Evo version, It doesn't deserve the price


Poor

1 day ago.

Cheap fast SSD


Good

5 days ago.

Hope i get this soon


Poor

4 hrs ago.

very good


Poor

3 days ago.

BAPAK AKU PUNYER LAGI LAJU.


Good

22 days ago.

best sata disk ever


Poor

1 day ago.

this expected to be my next ssd unless better ssd will be released the next year.


Good

12 days ago.

Fastest, most reliable and best performance/price in Denmark Okt. 2015


Good

30 days ago.

Nice one its third i bought from samsung very satisfied :)


Poor

7 days ago.

sick


Poor

9 days ago.

One of the fastest SSD I ever have, plus 10 years warranty!


Liked

1 month ago.

Comment 

Excellent drive very consistent and blazingly fast —Mar '15


Outstanding

21 months ago.

10/10 perfect


Excellent

2 years ago.

The 850 PRO is the best SSD there is to date. Lets not forget RAPID mode guys :)


Outstanding

20 months ago.

Can't beat the all-around performance on this.


Outstanding

6 months ago.

Excellent speed. Also after the price drop it is very much worth it.


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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $130
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $235Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $177
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