Average Bench: 92.6% (228th of 1003)

Based on 35,694 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series, Samsung SSD 840, Samsung SSD 840 PRO Seri, Samsung SSD 840 PRO

The 840 Pro is stunning. Samsung have created a completely in-house package including both the controller and their own new 21nm toggle mode NAND. On release (Oct '12) this was the fastest performing deep queue depth consumer grade SSD available. Fast forward six months (Apr '13) and the 840 Pro still holds both the random read/write deep queue depth speed records of 384 MB/s and 326 MB/s, impressive considering how fast the SSD space tends to move. There are no obvious weaknesses, in-fact the 840 pro takes first place in nearly all of the speed categories and is only seriously rivalled by one drive, the OCZ Vector. To conclude, in terms of both outright performance, particularly server orientated, and value for money the 256GB and 128GB 840 Pros are amongst the top handful of drives currently available. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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Excellent average bench

The Samsung 840 Pro 256GB averaged just 7.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 139MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB is 53.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 293MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 294MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,694 samples)
Min Avg Max
340 Read 457 509
132 Write 363 485
203 Mixed 294 357
80.7 SusWrite 293 478
78.8% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 4K Read 30.5 36.4
44.4 4K Write 84.3 116
27.2 4K Mixed 38.9 47.7
141% 51.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
62.3 DQ Read 332 385
120 DQ Write 258 332
45.6 DQ Mixed 139 175
147% 243 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
172GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 463 464 465 465 465 464 MB/s
Read 482
Write 458
Mixed 346
SusWrite 464
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 48.8
174% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 179
179% 289 MB/s
336GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 470 490 492 492 492 MB/s
Read 508
Write 480
Mixed 345
SusWrite 479
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 46.7
160% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 168
174% 285 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 398 317 269 249 241 MB/s
Read 486
Write 459
Mixed 330
SusWrite 313
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 34
114% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 156
167% 280 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,729,423 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $203 @ launch in Oct '12
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Gaming 61%
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Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI HERO - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $972

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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 6 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 years ago.

Got it a year or so ago and I loved it then and still love it now, though it is a little pricy

Comment 

T61P with win7 64 &, Intel Extreme X9000, 8gb ram, fast ......... verrrry fast. Faster than many new computers. Gives a lot of new life to older PCs.—Sep '14


Excellent

3 months ago.

Owning it for almost 6 Years, still running very fast


Good

14 months ago.

An awesome drive! Going to get one to upgrade my rig!


Good

2 years ago.

Excellent performance and reliability. I already have 5TB traffic over the past year. Performance has not decreased!


Average

11 months ago.

Need to improve a lot on Research and Development . Please don't fool people with your small small improvements .With R&D U can do much better.


Liked

2 years ago.


Liked

2 years ago.

Comment 

though for any practical purpose the EVO is just as good/fast—Sep '14


Poor

3 years ago.

Can someone please explain to me why I get under 1MB/s 4K Mixed IO with my Samsung 840 pro when the average UBM Speed is 21.8MB/s for 4K Mixed IO operations?


Very good

6 years ago.

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Liked

3 years ago.

Comment 

Great drive under normal/light load. Write latency starts to fall apart a bit under sustained loads.—Sep '14


Very good

6 years ago.

This drive, the latest from Samsung, takes SSD technology a small but clear step forward. It excels in the area of deep queue depth 4k random writes where it outperforms all of its direct competition. The brand new and almost impossible to get hold of Plextor M5 is currently the strongest competitor to the Samsung but until prices on the Plextor drop from an astronomical £250, Samsung have an easy win despite not having priced the 840 particularly aggressively themselves.


Excellent

5 years ago.

Just the best 256G SSD for me!


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