Average Bench: 104% (228th of 1058)

Based on 57,813 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512GB, Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512G, Samsung SSD 850 PRO, Samsung SSD 850, Samsun SSD 850 PRO 512G

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 850 Pro 512GB averaged 3.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 302MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 44.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB is 46.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 353MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 371MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 57,813 samples)
Min Avg Max
397 Read 478 515
167 Write 408 487
251 Mixed 353 401
112 SusWrite 371 488
90.4% 402 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 4K Read 33.8 42.1
44.8 4K Write 87.9 119
29.7 4K Mixed 44.4 55.5
155% 55.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
204 DQ Read 344 389
109 DQ Write 285 359
148 DQ Mixed 302 364
230% 311 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 484 490 489 490 485 489 MB/s
Read 515
Write 492
Mixed 385
SusWrite 488
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 50.8
180% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 81.5
87% 143 MB/s
349GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 387 469 482 482 463 MB/s
Read 510
Write 468
Mixed 367
SusWrite 426
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 47.1
159% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 352
260% 342 MB/s
348GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 262 283 270 287 276 MB/s
Read 491
Write 443
Mixed 358
SusWrite 270
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 52.6
4K Mixed 43
147% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 85.3
DQ Mixed 161
137% 209 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,553,673 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $258 @ launch in Jul '14
BHPhotoUS $2493 years
AmazonUS $2992 month
EbayUS $3007 mins
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Typical 850 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 11,133 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,419

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 Comments

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND

The world's first 3D vertical NAND flash memory...

Added 6 years ago.

Excellent

19 months ago.

just bought it, amazing product well done team


Good

2 years ago.

I've had almost no issues with this SSD, it's very fast, has a large enough storage capacity, and fits just fine in my machine. The only issue that I'm taking away from it is that it won't allow you to measure the RAPID mode as it's considered cached and so I don't know how much of a performance boost it actually provides.


Outstanding

4 years ago.

Used Samsung software with this SSD 850 pro 512 and it is lightning fast. Basically no load time for the most recent AAA titles. Because of the settings I have with Samsung magic the benchmark does not pick it up... but trust me it is fast and worth every penny.


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