Average Bench: 99.8% (211th of 1021)

Based on 46,742 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

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 Pro 512GB averaged just 0.2% lower 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 293MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42.7MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB is 63.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 344MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 350MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,742 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 466 515
171 Write 395 486
219 Mixed 344 400
86 SusWrite 350 484
87.3% 389 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 4K Read 32.7 42.9
41.6 4K Write 84.5 122
25.4 4K Mixed 42.7 56.9
149% 53.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
164 DQ Read 334 389
92.8 DQ Write 280 356
99.2 DQ Mixed 293 362
223% 302 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 424 471 460 460 344 MB/s
Read 405
Write 433
Mixed 376
SusWrite 398
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 48.1
161% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 356
270% 362 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 419 423 422 424 422 MB/s
Read 462
Write 440
Mixed 343
SusWrite 422
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 40.5
146% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 345
262% 354 MB/s
264GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 365 389 398 408 410 MB/s
Read 484
Write 438
Mixed 344
SusWrite 391
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 75.2
4K Mixed 44.3
150% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 295
231% 320 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 263 234 215 196 175 MB/s
Read 465
Write 413
Mixed 364
SusWrite 232
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 77.7
4K Mixed 44.5
149% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 200
150% 201 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 360 365 369 374 380 MB/s
Read 398
Write 374
Mixed 317
SusWrite 361
82% 362 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 55.7
4K Mixed 35.2
116% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 33.8
DQ Write 84.3
DQ Mixed 44.9
38% 54.3 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $258 @ launch in Jul '14
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Typical 850 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 23,317 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,354

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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 4 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

14 months ago.

need for speed 1.1 gb read and write


Excellent

4 months ago.

just bought it, amazing product well done team


Good

10 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.


Excellent

11 months ago.

My current SSD.


Outstanding

3 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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