Average Bench: 99.8% (59th of 863)

Based on 15,889 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

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 Pro 512GB averaged just 0.1% lower 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 Random Read Speed 32.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 88.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB is 57.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 218MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 439MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,889 samples)
Min Avg Max
376 Read 503 529
217 Write 439 504
265 Mixed 460 515
104% 467 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 4K Read 32.4 42.4
40.8 4K Write 88.1 126
17.8 4K Mixed 35.5 52.7
141% 52 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 DQ Read 218 382
69.3 DQ Write 228 342
17.1 DQ Mixed 96.8 172
108% 181 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
292GB free
Firmware: EXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 486
Mixed 508
113% 504 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 46.6
165% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 157
162% 266 MB/s
322GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 490
Mixed 503
112% 502 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 22.6
144% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 32
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 24.5
35% 61.6 MB/s
211GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 379
Write 343
Mixed 360
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 31.9
115% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 93
92% 149 MB/s
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Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,365

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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...

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12 days ago.

I love the additional speed vs the Samsung 850 EVO 250gb that I replaced. Both are good drives, I wanted more space and I decided to go with the Pro. The EVO drive will be going in my wife's Compaq.


Excellent

10 days ago.

just bought it, amazing product well done team


Excellent

3 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.


Good

8 months ago.

i want one


Outstanding

7 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 i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $250AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $180Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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