Average Bench: 98.9% (109th of 927)

Based on 21,061 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 1.0% 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 85.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB is 48.9%. 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 200MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 220MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,061 samples)
Min Avg Max
384 Read 505 529
221 Write 441 505
301 Mixed 465 516
105% 470 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 4K Read 32.4 41
45.2 4K Write 85.9 120
18.7 4K Mixed 35 50.7
140% 51.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.1 DQ Read 200 368
75.8 DQ Write 220 339
17.4 DQ Mixed 86.3 165
99.1% 169 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
320GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 525
Write 494
Mixed 516
114% 512 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 67.2
4K Mixed 40.8
140% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 89.2
93% 153 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 523
Write 493
Mixed 502
113% 506 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 21.6
124% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33.8
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 20.7
64% 128 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 527
Write 274
Mixed 374
86% 392 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 41
167% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 37.5
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 146
111% 143 MB/s
309GB free
Firmware: EXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 375
Write 223
Mixed 283
65% 294 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 49.6
4K Mixed 35.8
118% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 19.5
53% 112 MB/s
394GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 404
Write 380
Mixed 393
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 69.7
4K Mixed 20.7
98% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 32.5
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 18.3
29% 53 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,815,337 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $258 @ launch in Jul '14
EbayUS $22512 mins
OutletPCUS $2382 months
AmazonUS $23921 mins
BHPhotoUS $2491 month
NeweggUS $2502 months
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Typical 850 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 11,888 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 - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,424

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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 (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

need for speed 1.1 gb read and write


Excellent

5 months ago.

just bought it, amazing product well done team


Excellent

2 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

13 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 $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $300Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $136
Intel Core i7-7700K $285AMD RX 480 $300Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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