Average Bench: 104% (226th of 1058)

Based on 57,801 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 4.4% 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 298MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 44.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB is 48.6%. 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 352MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 380MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 57,801 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 475 513
209 Write 412 485
254 Mixed 352 400
147 SusWrite 380 486
91% 405 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.4 4K Read 33.9 42.6
41.9 4K Write 88.1 119
27.6 4K Mixed 44.7 57.9
155% 55.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 343 387
101 DQ Write 285 360
148 DQ Mixed 298 361
228% 309 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
289GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 472 476 484 484 482 MB/s
Read 494
Write 461
Mixed 379
SusWrite 476
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 55
189% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 330
255% 349 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 301 204 192 177 174 MB/s
Read 506
Write 310
Mixed 360
SusWrite 238
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 46.1
164% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 357
268% 358 MB/s
229GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 410 416 445 443 446 MB/s
Read 481
Write 432
Mixed 361
SusWrite 422
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 33.1
108% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 248
186% 248 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 46 49 52 55 56 MB/s
Read 493
Write 90
Mixed 124
SusWrite 51.5
41% 190 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 40.2
137% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 60.3
DQ Mixed 115
111% 185 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,080,794 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $258 @ launch in Jul '14
BHPhotoUS $2493 years
AmazonUS $26718 mins
EbayUS $30010 mins
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Typical 850 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 10,283 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,400

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

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

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

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

16 months ago.

just bought it, amazing product well done team


Good

22 months 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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