Average Bench: 102% (54th of 853)

Based on 11,979 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 1.5% 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 Random Read Speed 33.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 90MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB is 53.7%. 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 215MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 445MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,979 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 503 529
233 Write 445 503
289 Mixed 469 515
105% 472 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 4K Read 33.1 43.5
47 4K Write 90 128
18.6 4K Mixed 36.8 54.8
145% 53.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.3 DQ Read 215 381
79.9 DQ Write 234 344
17.7 DQ Mixed 98.1 172
109% 182 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
348GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 527
Write 501
Mixed 514
115% 514 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 50.4
190% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 170
178% 294 MB/s
373GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 482
Mixed 497
110% 493 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 92.4
4K Mixed 42.9
159% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 41.4
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 28
63% 121 MB/s
384GB free
Firmware: EXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 461
Mixed 496
109% 487 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 40.5
4K Mixed 40.6
112% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 128
128% 207 MB/s
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Typical 850 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 9,639 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $172

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,318

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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.

Excellent

23 days ago.

Its just perfect!


Poor

1 month 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

4 months ago.

i want one


Outstanding

3 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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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $366Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $235Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $33Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $155
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