Average Bench: 113% (164th of 1011)

Based on 3,639 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 860 PRO 512GB, Samsung SSD 860 PRO 512G

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 Pro 512GB averaged 13.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 860 Pro 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 305MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 51.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Pro 512GB is 51.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 Pro 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 411MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 414MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,639 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 477 516
280 Write 433 491
321 Mixed 411 455
222 SusWrite 414 489
97.7% 434 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.2 4K Read 38.4 46.6
51 4K Write 96.2 130
30.5 4K Mixed 51.7 64.3
175% 62.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
124 DQ Read 339 388
125 DQ Write 301 359
57.5 DQ Mixed 305 365
233% 315 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
244GB free
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 494 494 490 493 483 492 MB/s
Read 518
Write 494
Mixed 456
SusWrite 491
110% 490 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 64.3
218% 78.3 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 356
269% 360 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 382 484 494 493 494 MB/s
Read 466
Write 435
Mixed 419
SusWrite 450
100% 442 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 65
225% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
271% 363 MB/s
408GB free
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 475 476 471 469 470 MB/s
Read 478
Write 462
Mixed 429
SusWrite 472
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 62.1
217% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 359
270% 362 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 231 260 219 126 250 MB/s
Read 503
Write 250
Mixed 443
SusWrite 213
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 85.2
4K Mixed 51.5
171% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 15.3
DQ Mixed 1.8
38% 99.7 MB/s
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Typical 860 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 25,015 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-A - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,233

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 Comments

Controller: Samsung MJX. Memory: Samsung 64 layer MLC V-NAND

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2 months ago.

This runs much faster than expected. Not as good as the 970 but worth it for regular SSD slots that don't offer M2


Poor

5 months ago.

It is super fast, and has great management tools.


Good

1 month ago.

Fast!


Excellent

6 months ago.

Good :)


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