Average Bench: 112% (169th of 1016)

Based on 5,139 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 860 PRO 512GB, Samsung SSD 860 PRO 512G

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 Pro 512GB averaged 12.1% 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 307MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 51.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Pro 512GB is 52.7%. 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 406MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 410MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,139 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 478 516
281 Write 428 490
320 Mixed 406 454
218 SusWrite 410 485
96.9% 430 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 37.7 46.5
50.7 4K Write 94.8 130
33.1 4K Mixed 51.1 64.3
173% 61.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
166 DQ Read 341 389
110 DQ Write 300 359
83.5 DQ Mixed 307 363
234% 316 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
407GB free
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 492 492 493 493 493 493 MB/s
Read 516
Write 492
Mixed 456
SusWrite 492
110% 489 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63.2
215% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 358
271% 363 MB/s
361GB free
Firmware: RVM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 494 495 495 495 495 495 MB/s
Read 497
Write 491
Mixed 452
SusWrite 495
109% 484 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 64.9
206% 76.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 355
268% 359 MB/s
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 454 465 465 472 475 MB/s
Read 503
Write 464
Mixed 439
SusWrite 463
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 43.4
159% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 346
258% 342 MB/s
341GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 297 415 395 430 402 MB/s
Read 398
Write 425
Mixed 356
SusWrite 376
88% 389 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 68
4K Mixed 43
140% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 312
238% 321 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 101 94 92 92 90 MB/s
Read 509
Write 310
Mixed 329
SusWrite 108
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 53.3
191% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 289
201% 258 MB/s
341GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 346 396 415 410 427 MB/s
Read 492
Write 424
Mixed 406
SusWrite 380
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 42.2
116% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 314
237% 318 MB/s
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Typical 860 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 27,554 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-A - $132

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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5 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


Good

2 months ago.

It is super fast, and has great management tools.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Good :)


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