Average Bench: 110% (215th of 1069)

Based on 16,934 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 860 PRO 512GB, Samsung SSD 860 PRO 512G

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 Pro 512GB averaged 9.7% 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 302MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 Pro 512GB is 53.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 Pro 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 395MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 403MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,934 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 476 517
202 Write 416 490
299 Mixed 403 455
187 SusWrite 395 488
95% 422 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 37.2 45.6
44.2 4K Write 91.3 127
29 4K Mixed 49.8 62.9
168% 59.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
215 DQ Read 345 389
114 DQ Write 290 362
114 DQ Mixed 302 367
231% 312 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 480 482 480 481 482 485 MB/s
Read 511
Write 488
Mixed 447
SusWrite 482
109% 482 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 53.5
178% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 368
278% 373 MB/s
288GB free
Firmware: 1B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 474 475 479 479 477 MB/s
Read 511
Write 480
Mixed 442
SusWrite 476
108% 477 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 53.6
177% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 355
268% 359 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 450 469 475 469 466 MB/s
Read 494
Write 456
Mixed 447
SusWrite 450
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 51
167% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 366
277% 371 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 432 442 464 461 458 MB/s
Read 499
Write 458
Mixed 422
SusWrite 433
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 49
161% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 341
258% 348 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 425 415 382 326 313 MB/s
Read 424
Write 430
Mixed 320
SusWrite 379
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 47.1
147% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 345
266% 362 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 440 446 448 447 448 MB/s
Read 411
Write 436
Mixed 344
SusWrite 441
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 44.1
148% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 218
164% 220 MB/s
325GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 360 428 457 455 456 MB/s
Read 441
Write 420
Mixed 362
SusWrite 406
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 56.7
4K Mixed 35.7
126% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 346
263% 354 MB/s
356GB free
Firmware: RVM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 327 316 373 334 384 MB/s
Read 469
Write 394
Mixed 402
SusWrite 344
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 31.2
4K Mixed 30.6
109% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 72.8
DQ Mixed 89.4
100% 179 MB/s
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Typical 860 Pro 512GB Builds (Compare 3,174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: HP Z420 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $495

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 Comments

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

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20 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

3 years ago.

It is super fast, and has great management tools.


Excellent

9 months ago.

MLC flash as fast as sata can get and runs cool (25-35C) too bad its overpriced


Excellent

3 years ago.

Good :)


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