Average Bench: 99.1% (50th of 848)

Based on 8,568 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 0.8% 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 32.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB is 54.3%. 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 196MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 225MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,568 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 500 528
229 Write 451 503
285 Mixed 472 515
106% 474 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 4K Read 32.1 42.9
41.1 4K Write 87.5 127
17.6 4K Mixed 34.3 56.1
139% 51.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 DQ Read 196 379
61.7 DQ Write 225 344
17.7 DQ Mixed 93.9 171
103% 172 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
175GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 527
Write 502
Mixed 517
115% 515 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 50.5
181% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 168
175% 288 MB/s
398GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 502
Mixed 506
114% 509 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 34.3
186% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 47.8
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 34.2
45% 77.2 MB/s
277GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 525
Write 489
Mixed 487
112% 500 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 24.9
123% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 24.1
89% 195 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 448
Mixed 475
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 37.4
135% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 74.7
87% 156 MB/s
215GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 484
Write 435
Mixed 457
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 62.7
4K Mixed 30.6
108% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 113
115% 187 MB/s
329GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 289
Write 204
Mixed 225
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 39.4
4K Mixed 18.7
82% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 29.3
DQ Write 58.1
DQ Mixed 18.9
21% 35.4 MB/s
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Typical 850 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 7,475 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $194

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,091

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $310AMD RX 480 $195Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 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 $430SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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