Average Bench: 104% (229th of 1058)

Based on 82,579 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 3.5% 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 301MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 44.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB is 52%. 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 351MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 374MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 82,579 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 471 516
189 Write 410 489
249 Mixed 351 398
132 SusWrite 374 489
90.2% 401 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 4K Read 33.8 43.8
40.8 4K Write 88.2 122
27.6 4K Mixed 44.4 58.7
155% 55.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
210 DQ Read 341 388
106 DQ Write 288 361
139 DQ Mixed 301 365
229% 310 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
258GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 477 478 479 481 480 MB/s
Read 512
Write 476
Mixed 404
SusWrite 474
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 48.4
176% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 354
268% 360 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 471 471 331 242 243 MB/s
Read 490
Write 464
Mixed 359
SusWrite 372
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 40.4
149% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 353
266% 357 MB/s
321GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 453 464 473 468 471 MB/s
Read 502
Write 465
Mixed 375
SusWrite 437
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 66.2
4K Mixed 40.8
134% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 326
244% 327 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 374 353 293 279 273 MB/s
Read 375
Write 374
Mixed 305
SusWrite 324
78% 344 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 48.5
161% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 210
159% 214 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 222 230 227 219 223 MB/s
Read 450
Write 297
Mixed 309
SusWrite 230
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 32.2
4K Mixed 22.5
78% 25.3 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 127
110% 166 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,018,064 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $258 @ launch in Jul '14
BHPhotoUS $2494 years
EbayUS $2999 days
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Typical 850 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 14,181 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,361

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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

2 years 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

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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