Average Bench: 87.5% (288th of 1003)

Based on 19,465 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 Mixed IO Speed 35.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB is 47.8%. 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 258MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 263MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,465 samples)
Min Avg Max
340 Read 440 495
134 Write 321 443
165 Mixed 258 326
88 SusWrite 263 429
71.6% 321 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.8 4K Read 30.2 36.4
46.9 4K Write 83.9 119
26.2 4K Mixed 35.7 44.2
136% 49.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.8 DQ Read 322 376
94.4 DQ Write 233 323
39.9 DQ Mixed 120 154
132% 225 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
14GB free
Firmware: DXM04B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 371 359 294 333 316 MB/s
Read 497
Write 200
Mixed 298
SusWrite 341
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 40.6
152% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 107
106% 170 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 287 295 238 184 131 MB/s
Read 471
Write 365
Mixed 279
SusWrite 239
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 39.7
152% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 107
107% 173 MB/s
119GB free
Firmware: DXM04B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 148 148 149 150 148 MB/s
Read 372
Write 329
Mixed 245
SusWrite 140
61% 272 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 63.5
4K Mixed 32.7
118% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 30.1
DQ Write 79.1
DQ Mixed 37.2
33% 48.8 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM04B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 118 118 118 120 118 MB/s
Read 339
Write 130
Mixed 148
SusWrite 119
41% 184 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 31.4
4K Mixed 23.6
81% 25.9 MB/s
DQ Read 24.5
DQ Write 34.9
DQ Mixed 24.9
20% 28.1 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $131 @ launch in Oct '12
AmazonUS $16023 months
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Typical 840 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 14,111 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $921

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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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