Average Bench: 95.4% (233rd of 1026)

Based on 9,600 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series, Samsung SSD 840, Samsung SSD 840 PRO Seri, Samsung SSD 840 PRO

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 840 Pro 512GB averaged just 4.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 840 Pro 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 163MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Pro 512GB is 51.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Pro 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 322MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 335MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,600 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 458 510
150 Write 368 484
236 Mixed 322 372
91.5 SusWrite 335 480
83.2% 371 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 4K Read 30.1 35.9
38.7 4K Write 79.6 111
26.4 4K Mixed 39.8 49.3
139% 49.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
213 DQ Read 342 386
108 DQ Write 268 335
110 DQ Mixed 163 197
161% 258 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
455GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 486 486 487 486 487 488 MB/s
Read 504
Write 484
Mixed 367
SusWrite 487
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 45.2
156% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 199
192% 304 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 464 464 459 458 470 MB/s
Read 469
Write 160
Mixed 360
SusWrite 463
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 33.3
129% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 198
192% 303 MB/s
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 269 254 251 257 258 MB/s
Read 499
Write 426
Mixed 315
SusWrite 267
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 45.8
164% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 156
166% 277 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 447 448 447 445 448 MB/s
Read 496
Write 402
Mixed 331
SusWrite 446
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 42.4
145% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 145
124% 183 MB/s
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 257 261 273 271 275 MB/s
Read 507
Write 472
Mixed 319
SusWrite 274
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 38
142% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 171
177% 290 MB/s
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM05B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 263 285 424 426 373 MB/s
Read 488
Write 298
Mixed 316
SusWrite 335
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 45.9
4K Mixed 39.7
110% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 184
173% 270 MB/s
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Typical 840 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 6,081 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $2,192

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