Average Bench: 101% - 44th / 836

Based on 13,962 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 1.4% 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 32.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 90.4MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB is 47.1%. 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 226MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 505MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,962 samples)
Min Avg Max
381 Read 505 529
297 Write 452 501
328 Mixed 471 514
106% 476 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 4K Read 32.6 42.1
47.1 4K Write 90.4 128
19.1 4K Mixed 35.1 50.6
142% 52.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.6 DQ Read 226 384
83 DQ Write 239 346
18.9 DQ Mixed 98.9 167
111% 188 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
222GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 527
Write 500
Mixed 510
114% 512 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 41.4
172% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 38.4
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 150
128% 177 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: EXM03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 522
Write 455
Mixed 492
109% 489 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 40.4
149% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 142
160% 273 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 463
Mixed 489
109% 486 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 19.3
121% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 33.2
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 133
83% 89 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: EXM01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 351
Write 222
Mixed 272
62% 282 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 34.3
114% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 30.6
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 47.5
46% 69 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,131,577 SSDs tested.

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Gaming
Gaming 81%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 64%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $867

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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.

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4 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

Comment 

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

3 days ago.

great !!!


Good

20 hrs ago.

good very very good


Poor

8 days ago.

Reliable and fast, really fast


Poor

1 day ago.

Good SSD )


Liked

1 day ago.

Comment 

Line up challengers, I dare you—May '16


Good

8 hrs ago.

Great


Good

1 day ago.

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


Good

1 day ago.

Cheap fast SSD


Good

1 day ago.

Hope i get this soon


Good

5 days ago.

very good


Good

5 days ago.

BAPAK AKU PUNYER LAGI LAJU.


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

11 hrs ago.

best sata disk ever


Good

4 days ago.

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


Good

6 days ago.

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


Good

15 days ago.

sick


Good

12 days ago.

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


Liked

20 days ago.

Comment 

Excellent drive very consistent and blazingly fast —Mar '15


Outstanding

20 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

19 months ago.

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


Outstanding

5 months ago.

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


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