Average Bench: 113% (175th of 1026)

Based on 2,756 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 860 PRO 512GB, Samsung SSD 860 PRO 512G

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 Pro 512GB averaged 13.3% 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 51.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Pro 512GB is 46.9%. 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 409MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 416MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,756 samples)
Min Avg Max
389 Read 484 517
273 Write 434 493
310 Mixed 409 457
195 SusWrite 416 492
98.1% 436 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.5 4K Read 38.7 46.1
53.8 4K Write 94.3 127
35 4K Mixed 51.9 63.2
175% 61.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
141 DQ Read 338 389
106 DQ Write 292 361
137 DQ Mixed 305 365
231% 312 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 493 494 496 497 497 494 MB/s
Read 519
Write 471
Mixed 454
SusWrite 495
109% 485 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 63.1
213% 76.7 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 366
277% 371 MB/s
357GB free
Firmware: RVM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 494 495 495 495 495 495 MB/s
Read 518
Write 492
Mixed 457
SusWrite 495
111% 491 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 59
201% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 356
268% 359 MB/s
477GB free
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 465 470 474 471 474 MB/s
Read 513
Write 473
Mixed 425
SusWrite 470
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 56.2
188% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 354
266% 356 MB/s
477GB free
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 441 450 428 433 429 MB/s
Read 502
Write 466
Mixed 420
SusWrite 436
103% 456 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 49
162% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 352
266% 357 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,418,026 SSDs tested.

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Typical 860 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 33,105 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-A - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,213

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 Comments

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

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9 days 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

9 months ago.

It is super fast, and has great management tools.


Excellent

15 months ago.

Good :)


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