Average Bench: 99% (50th of 848)

Based on 21,101 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

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 Pro 256GB averaged just 1.0% lower 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 32.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 89.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB is 53.8%. 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 198MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 219MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,101 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 505 530
230 Write 441 502
281 Mixed 460 514
104% 468 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 4K Read 32.8 42.1
44.8 4K Write 89.7 130
18.6 4K Mixed 33.8 50.3
141% 52.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 DQ Read 198 383
67.7 DQ Write 219 342
17.5 DQ Mixed 85.3 165
98.1% 167 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
81GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 487
Mixed 499
112% 502 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 43.4
163% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 132
148% 253 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 531
Write 504
Mixed 511
115% 515 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 27.3
166% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 40.2
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 144
125% 176 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 458
Mixed 484
108% 483 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 34.8
120% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 80.2
80% 129 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: EXM03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 488
Mixed 503
112% 503 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 51.7
4K Mixed 14.2
85% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 23.4
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 14.9
28% 52.1 MB/s
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Typical 850 Pro 256GB Builds (Compare 4,108 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $864

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Intel Core i5-7600K $229AMD RX 480 $238Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $146
Intel Pentium G4560 $60Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $219Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $179
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $114SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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