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Samsung 850 Pro

Samsung 850 Pro
alaScore 95

614 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 614 reviews of Samsung 850 Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Samsung 850 Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung 850 Pro


alaTest has collected and analyzed 360 user reviews of Samsung 850 Pro from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7KE256BW)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Kristian Vättö (

Samsung SSD 850 Pro (128GB, 256GB & 1TB) Review: Enter the 3D Era


The present solution to the scalability problem is 3D NAND, or V-NAND as Samsung calls it. Traditionally NAND and other semiconductors are scaled horizontally along the X and Y axes but due to the laws of physics, there is a limit of how small the...

Samsung does not cease to amaze me with their SSDs as the 850 Pro just kills it in every aspect. The performance is there. The endurance is the best of the class. Heck, even Samsung's feature and software suites beat the competition by a mile. To be...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: (

Samsung 850 Pro SSD review


Samsung has been a pioneer in the SSD industry, mainly due to its strategy been tight to vertical integration. Releases quite some time ago was the SSD 840, the the first mass produced SSD to utilize TLC NAND. The 840 EVO followed and now, Samsung...

Being the fastest consumer SSD we have tested so far, the 850 Pro should be your pick if you are looking for the best SATA 6Gbps drive.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Steven Walton (techspot)

Samsung 850 Pro SSD Review


The 840 Pro was one of the most successful high-end SSD series over the past few years, and now it's time for an update. Samsung's 850 Pro SSD is powered by the company's cutting-edge in-house 32 layer 3D V-NAND technology, which is said to deliver up...

Samsung says the 850 Pro is the fastest, most reliable SATA SSD available and we'll buy that line until we test the SanDisk Extreme Pro or experience a failure.

It certainly isn't the best value considering its premium over the Extreme Pro and availability of drives like the Crucial MX100. RAPID isn't as useful as you may think.

So has Samsung delivered the fastest SATA SSD? Our results seem to suggest so. The only noteworthy SSD missing from our line-up is the new

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Christopher Ryan (

Samsung 850 Pro SSD Review: 3D Vertical NAND Hits Desktop Storage


After winning an award last year for its 840 EVO, Samsung is ready to follow up with another high-end offering. The company's 850 Pro SSD merges the EVO's familiar MEX controller with 3D V-NAND. Does the combination justify an upgrade, or should you wait?

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Samsung 850 Pro SSD: Australian Review


Buying an SSD can massively increase the speed of your PC, improving boot times, program loading speed and slashing power consumption. But what makes one solid-state drive different to another? All the changes you can't see. Samsung's new 850 Pro makes...

Incredibly fast transfers ; Build quality ; Low power consumption

Comparatively slow 128GB version ; Strong mid-range competitors ; Expensive price, especially for 512GB

The 128GB version of the 850 Pro, due to its smaller amount of onboard RAM, fewer NAND packages and less over-provisioning, is the slowest of the lot in testing, only cracking 470MBps write speeds instead of the 520MBps of the 256GB and above drives....

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Excellent deal


It could have been supplied with the mounting kit included. Just because it's an inconvenience to have to buy it in addition

This is a top performing SSD drive. Installed in a new build a month ago and it works flawlessly. No issues during installation or setup. The included management software, Samsung Magician is a great toll to manage the drive and OS settings


Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (



This drive is fast, and efficient. Really not much else to say, works great and has no issues on Linux


Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Must Over Provision by 20% To Get Advertised Speeds


Given the rate at which SSDs drop in value (due to Moore's law), for the price, I think I'd prefer something a little bigger, with about the same performance, from another product (and perhaps another company).

I like the drive. Samsung and its flagship SSD have a known reputation to be very reliable and consistent. You do get advertised results, but

you have to over provision the drive by 20%. For a 256GB drive, that's about 51GB on top of the fact that you only end up with 238.5 of the 256GB once the drive has been installed and formatted in your computer. Should you only provision 10-15%, you'll...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Speed demon


Is it normal to install these drives while still in their cardboard box? That's what iBuyPower did with mine. The whole box was shoved into the drive bay, cardboard and all. It works, but this seems like a really bad idea.

Lightning fast, boots Windows 8 in seconds

None yet, though I'm nervous about SSD's longevity. I typically use the same PC for several years before updating. Given the nature of SSD's, it's likely I'll be forced to replace the boot drive at least once. Never a fun task

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.


Used it solely for video games, have no major issues with it

Need to format it, and tweak it properly on a weekly or daily basis depending on how much you play, and download files

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications


Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No
Rackmount:Not Applicable


Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
Serial ATA: Yes
Ultra ATA: No
Wireless LAN: No

General Features

BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:Internal