Average Bench: 104% (142nd of 956)

Based on 23,150 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512GB, Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512G, Samsung SSD 850 PRO, Samsung SSD 850, Samsun SSD 850 PRO 512G

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 850 Pro 512GB averaged 3.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 300MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 44.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB is 54.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 348MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 363MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,150 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 470 515
199 Write 407 486
248 Mixed 348 397
122 SusWrite 363 481
89.2% 397 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24 4K Read 33.8 43.9
44.4 4K Write 93 127
27.5 4K Mixed 44.3 59.8
157% 57 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.6 DQ Read 340 388
110 DQ Write 302 353
51.6 DQ Mixed 300 360
231% 314 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 468 488 491 488 490 MB/s
Read 510
Write 493
Mixed 385
SusWrite 478
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 50.4
178% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 37.8
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 52.4
82% 146 MB/s
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 438 437 453 453 457 MB/s
Read 480
Write 435
Mixed 362
SusWrite 439
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 42.8
151% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 286
229% 321 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 66 64 66 65 65 MB/s
Read 353
Write 322
Mixed 264
SusWrite 64.9
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 53.3
4K Mixed 32
106% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 33.3
DQ Write 96.7
DQ Mixed 43.6
40% 57.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,001,532 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $258 @ launch in Jul '14
BHPhotoUS $2494 months
NeweggUS $2505 months
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AmazonUS $26928 mins
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Typical 850 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 13,498 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,360

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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.

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4 months ago.

need for speed 1.1 gb read and write


Excellent

8 months ago.

just bought it, amazing product well done team


Excellent

5 months ago.

I've had almost no issues with this SSD, it's very fast, has a large enough storage capacity, and fits just fine in my machine. The only issue that I'm taking away from it is that it won't allow you to measure the RAPID mode as it's considered cached and so I don't know how much of a performance boost it actually provides.


Outstanding

16 months ago.

Used Samsung software with this SSD 850 pro 512 and it is lightning fast. Basically no load time for the most recent AAA titles. Because of the settings I have with Samsung magic the benchmark does not pick it up... but trust me it is fast and worth every penny.


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Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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