Average Bench: 102% (249th of 1071)

Based on 68,849 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 1.7% 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 295MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 43.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB is 52.6%. 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 349MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 68,849 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 465 515
194 Write 408 486
243 Mixed 349 399
135 SusWrite 364 487
89.1% 397 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 4K Read 33.1 42.7
43.2 4K Write 86.9 122
26.6 4K Mixed 43.7 57.4
152% 54.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
217 DQ Read 337 388
114 DQ Write 279 360
144 DQ Mixed 295 365
225% 304 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
358GB free
Firmware: 4B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 480 482 483 483 484 MB/s
Read 486
Write 463
Mixed 356
SusWrite 478
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 79.8
4K Mixed 39.1
139% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 352
266% 358 MB/s
369GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 404 396 393 413 423 MB/s
Read 454
Write 288
Mixed 357
SusWrite 405
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 45.7
151% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 336
257% 348 MB/s
406GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 432 443 450 452 451 MB/s
Read 434
Write 439
Mixed 360
SusWrite 443
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 38.9
137% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 353
266% 357 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 63,628,876 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $258 @ launch in Jul '14
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Typical 850 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 4,774 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,068

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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 7 years ago.

Excellent

3 years ago.

just bought it, amazing product well done team


Good

3 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

5 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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