Average Bench: 101% - 46th / 836

Based on 7,853 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 0.5% 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 32MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB is 54.6%. 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 209MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 231MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,853 samples)
Min Avg Max
418 Read 506 528
263 Write 453 502
303 Mixed 475 515
107% 478 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 4K Read 32 40.5
42.3 4K Write 87.7 127
18.1 4K Mixed 35.6 51.3
140% 51.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.3 DQ Read 209 382
64.1 DQ Write 231 344
17.2 DQ Mixed 97 172
107% 179 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
415GB free
Firmware: EXM03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 493
Mixed 517
112% 503 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 48.5
169% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 171
174% 282 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 445
Mixed 479
107% 479 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 46.9
171% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 167
171% 279 MB/s
387GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 482
Mixed 507
111% 497 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 98.5
4K Mixed 42.4
156% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 135
150% 252 MB/s
286GB free
Firmware: EXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 459
Mixed 496
109% 487 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 42.9
166% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 142
131% 203 MB/s
259GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 485
Mixed 503
112% 501 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 88.7
4K Mixed 43.8
152% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 97.1
108% 179 MB/s
418GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 484
Mixed 507
112% 500 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 58.9
4K Mixed 33
116% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 174
183% 301 MB/s
430GB free
Firmware: EXM03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 469
Mixed 490
108% 484 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 64.1
4K Mixed 41
138% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 22.9
51% 104 MB/s

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Typical 850 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 6,881 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,116

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Intel Core i7-7700K $339Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
Intel Core i5-7600K $240AMD RX 480 $177Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $130
Intel Pentium G4560 $60Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $170
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