Average Bench: 87.5% (299th of 1012)

Based on 22,300 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]

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Very good average bench

The Samsung 840 Pro 128GB averaged just 12.4% 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 120MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB is 49.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 258MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 261MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,300 samples)
Min Avg Max
342 Read 443 495
126 Write 324 444
177 Mixed 261 327
78.8 SusWrite 258 429
71.8% 322 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 4K Read 30.6 36.6
42.8 4K Write 83.2 118
25 4K Mixed 35.8 44.1
136% 49.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.6 DQ Read 317 376
91.2 DQ Write 236 329
41.3 DQ Mixed 120 155
133% 225 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM04B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 305 313 320 314 315 MB/s
Read 469
Write 345
Mixed 254
SusWrite 313
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 75.5
4K Mixed 31.8
123% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 123
149% 262 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 236 301 285 159 126 MB/s
Read 400
Write 338
Mixed 284
SusWrite 228
70% 312 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 66.3
4K Mixed 35.7
124% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 130
128% 204 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,944,221 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $131 @ launch in Oct '12
AmazonUS $1602 years
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Typical 840 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 16,321 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 49%
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Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $1,026

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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...

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Above average

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