Average Bench: 90% (321st of 1058)

Based on 32,384 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series, Samsung SSD 840, Samsung SSD 840 PRO Seri, Samsung SSD 840 PRO

The 128GB 840 Pro is a rock solid performer. On release, nearly a year and a half ago, the Pro smashed several speed records. Today, with sequential read/write speeds of 519/438 MBps, the Pro is still one of the fastest SSDs available. One of the Pro's top competitors is Samsungs own, newer 840 Evo. Looking at a raw synthetic speed comparison of the 128GB Pro and Evo is a little misleading. On the face of it the Pro only has a marginal lead over the Evo. This due to the fact that the Evo can only maintain its burst write speed for transfers of up to 3GB, the size of its SLC cache. The Pro on the other hand can sustain higher throughputs indefinitely. The Pro also utilizes MLC which is rated for far more erase cycles than the TLC used in the Evo. Server IO is often continuous and would quickly exhaust the 3GB cache on the Evo but for typical consumer use the Evo will remain within the SLC cache most of the time. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 840 Pro 128GB averaged just 9.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 123MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB is 46.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 268MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 287MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,384 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 448 496
141 Write 338 444
179 Mixed 268 327
99.6 SusWrite 287 440
75% 335 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 4K Read 31 36.3
43.7 4K Write 81.6 113
25.5 4K Mixed 36.2 43.9
136% 49.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
215 DQ Read 329 376
96.8 DQ Write 245 328
74.9 DQ Mixed 123 155
136% 232 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 73 78 78 69 72 MB/s
Read 479
Write 220
Mixed 202
SusWrite 82.2
54% 246 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 36.8
139% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 119
125% 212 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,501,214 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $131 @ launch in Oct '12
AmazonUS $1603 years
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Typical 840 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 7,806 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 41%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $797

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 Comments

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC

Delivers high speeds for both compressible and incompressible data...

Added 7 years ago.

Above average

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