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Samsung 850 Pro

Samsung 850 Pro
alaScore 96

232 reviews

May, 2015

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 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 232 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 (

very fast, super ssd


The Drive is very fast ; This drive is very fast with good price


May, 2015

Consumer review by: Zone (



Samsung is making strides in this technology!

3D NAND is cheaper to manufacture ; It stays below 35c internally. Like. Always. I checked with software at multiple points during installing apps & benching ; Stays cool to the touch... Always. Even with no fans ; Compared to the 840 pro I put in my...

None that I could find

May, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great For the Price


Great For the Price. Very Reliable


May, 2015

Consumer review by: nick (

Samsung SSD 850 Review


I'm a little upset with Samsung and how this firmware update had NO warning what so ever that data may be lost or come corrupt. Also for future reference firmware updates should NEVER, EVER be made available via your software. A firmware update should...

The drive is fast ; Works well after being setup properly, meaning correct SATA cables, correct bios settings, correct drivers installed, configured through windows properly and all that jazz ; Before the bad firmware update my speeds were around 580...

Expensive ; Magician software is not necessary and I felt even with the descriptions on the website the information provided on what each setting does was not enough ; A firmware update was prompted to me via magician and I installed it, rebooted and...

May, 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