Average Bench: 101% (47th of 848)

Based on 17,024 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

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 850 Pro 256GB averaged 0.9% 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 32.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 91.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB is 50.6%. 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 222MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 443MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,024 samples)
Min Avg Max
384 Read 507 529
238 Write 443 502
298 Mixed 466 514
105% 472 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 4K Read 32.9 41.2
47 4K Write 91.5 130
19.3 4K Mixed 35.2 50.5
143% 53.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.9 DQ Read 222 384
75.7 DQ Write 228 348
18.6 DQ Mixed 95.2 168
107% 182 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
162GB free
Firmware: EXM03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 479
Mixed 473
109% 488 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 57.5
205% 74 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 137
162% 282 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: EXM03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 487
Mixed 496
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 52.7
4K Mixed 41.2
127% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 131
160% 282 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: EXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 457
Mixed 487
108% 486 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 70.9
4K Mixed 36.7
133% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 146
159% 266 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: EXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 334
Mixed 431
94% 424 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 37.7
157% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 112
122% 206 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: EXM03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 524
Write 495
Mixed 507
114% 509 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 38.6
120% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 125
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 74.5
81% 132 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 470
Mixed 485
109% 488 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 24.4
140% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 27.7
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 24.6
32% 55.8 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: EXM03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 483
Write 447
Mixed 460
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 68
4K Mixed 24.4
120% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 36.8
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 23.8
40% 73 MB/s
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Typical 850 Pro 256GB Builds (Compare 3,738 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $846

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $310Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $325AMD RX 480 $193Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $235Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $110SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $650SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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