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Samsung 850 Pro

Samsung 850 Pro
alaScore 96

242 reviews

Jun, 2015

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 reviews of Samsung 850 Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 242 reviews)

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Expert review by: Dong Ngo (

Samsung SSD 850 Pro ( 128GB)


There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the Samsung SSD 850 Pro.

The Samsung SSD 850 Pro has the best performance, with ultra-high endurance. The drive comes with a lot of useful features, such as encryption, and RAPID mode.

The new SSD is expensive compared with competing drives.

The hefty pricing aside, the Samsung SSD 850 Pro is one of the best, if not the best, standard consumer-grade solid-state drives on the market.

Jul, 2014

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 (

Good quality sound but...


I have 2 of these drives in RAID 0 on an Asus Maximus VII Gene. TRIM works without issue. I had to verify that all chipset and storage drivers were up to date, but everything works. HOWEVER: Samsung Magician cannot detect or even recognize these drives...

Excellent performance ; Very high endurance ; RAID 0 is impressive

Magician software is terrible

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Awesome SSD and a great price


Awesome SSD at a really nice price. It's fast and does exactly what it's supposed to do


Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Fast SSD


OS boots so fast you got to be ready if you are going into setup. LOL, missed it a time or two, but no complaint there. I have two set up in a RAID. Was a little concerned about reliability but I backup everything multiple times (yeah I'm OCD when it...

Installed this drive in a new build with OS. I can bring Win 7 down and up in around 5 or 6 seconds running Core I7 4790K processor ; The Drive is very fast ; No lag like with regular disc drives, when loading web pages I wait on the web server and...

Magician software is not necessary and from what I've read the firmware update is bad, like really bad, so I won't be doing that

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Amazingly fast


Super fast. Like 600Mbps random on Atto fast

I didn't expect for them to not come with a tray, but maybe that was my own dumb fault for not reading package description

Jun, 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