Average Bench: 90.9% (179th of 956)

Based on 4,355 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series, Samsung SSD 840, Samsung SSD 840 PRO Seri, Samsung SSD 840 PRO

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 840 Pro 512GB averaged just 9.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 840 Pro 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 119MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Pro 512GB is 55.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Pro 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 329MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 369MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,355 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 471 522
139 Write 381 495
213 Mixed 369 508
82 SusWrite 329 479
86.9% 387 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 28.8 36.2
34.9 4K Write 78.5 116
15.9 4K Mixed 32.4 48.9
127% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.4 DQ Read 277 384
68.4 DQ Write 241 331
17.4 DQ Mixed 119 196
128% 212 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 409 439 441 451 446 MB/s
Read 436
Write 400
Mixed 322
SusWrite 433
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 59.4
4K Mixed 36.7
117% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 195
187% 295 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: DXM05B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 446 219 83 77 51 MB/s
Read 466
Write 439
Mixed 352
SusWrite 219
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 52.2
4K Mixed 32.5
108% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 196
188% 296 MB/s
353GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 124 123 124 124 MB/s
Read 360
Write 224
Mixed 236
SusWrite 124
52% 236 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 48.7
4K Mixed 33.8
111% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 107
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 54.9
65% 110 MB/s
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Typical 840 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 1,455 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,344

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