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Samsung 850 Pro

Samsung 850 Pro
alaScore 97

212 reviews

Mar, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 212 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: Piopi Brettawer (



Bought including due to gift the game.

Very fast

Gift game Assassin's Creed Unity, was already activated code. I can not play. Bought in December 2014. In Ubisoft said to contact the Samsung. Representation of samung silent for 2 months. A dishonest scheme

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Ernest (

So Good So Far


Though it's my first SSD purchase in several years, I'm inclined to agree with the reviews proclaiming it the best on the market anywhere near this price point. Don't try to save $20 or something getting a different brand, or the 840. Get this one....

Only owned for a couple days, but so far all the great reviews seem spot on ; It's fast. 500+ mb/s read and write confirmed in benchmarking., Computer goes from cold boot to idle windows 7 in about 6 seconds, and I bet I could shave some time off that...

Cons? Hmmm ; Doesn't load games or programs as fast as the ROG ramdisk virtual drive I set up. heh heh ; Didn't come with a SATA cable. No biggie, but that would have been a nifty bonus to throw in a red sata 3 cable, I guess

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: greejay (

another firmware update death


I only got just over a month use of of it before a firmware update through the Magician software killed the drive. Will no longer be recognized by windows, so no OS reinstall or even format to make sure my files don't get seen. the short time it worked

firmware update killed it

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: remi b (

(DEAD) samsung firmware killed me drive 2/23/2015


You receive a recertified SSD (which is a refurbished unit but it is tested by us!) TEN YEAR WARRANTY is junk and misleading and worthless

was fast an ran good till samsung update killed it

got the 850pro on 11/7/2014 ; (DEAD) samsung firmware killed me drive 2/23/2015 called samsung on 2/24/2015 they siad their software killed the ssd an all information on my drive was lost an they sent me a RMA email ; RMA for SSD 850 Pro ; David P...

Feb, 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