Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD Review

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#1

We’ve just posted the following review: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD Review[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/02/logo-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

A Pro class SSD needs to offer something which sets it apart from the standard consumer grade SSD. It needs to offer superior mixed read and write performance. Offer better endurance, and be able to sustain its performance whilst under a heavy workload.

The Samsung 850 PRO series of SSDs are classed as ‘professional class’ SSDs, but do they have what it takes to justify the additional cost over a standard consumer grade SSD?

Let’s find out in this review.

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#2

Nice!
Seems like the three core mex processor/ddr4 cache may be minor bottleneck, after the limits of the SATA6Gb/s interface…

The Samsung Green ram doesn’t have details. Does the difference between cas 9 / 10 / 11 ram and the nominal speed of the ram affect the performance?Â
Particularly in RAPID mode.


#3

Hi Debro.
RAM speed and timings certainly make a difference in ‘Rapid mode’ when you run synthetic benchmarks, so you would expect that to be carried over to real world test patterns such as those in PC Mark 8.

The timings of my system RAM is 11.11.11.24.


#4

Very interesting review Dee and the introduction of that 3D V-NAND fairly changes the playing field in general.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#5

is it really the fastest one in the market?


#6

[QUOTE=rpareja;2750257]is it really the fastest one in the market?[/QUOTE]I can only base my opinion on the SSDs that I have tested.
IMO, it is between the Samsung 850 Pro and the OCZ Vector 150.

If you are a casual PC user, then the Samsung is the fastest. If your PC is a workhorse, with a workload more like a workstation PC, then the OCZ Vector 150 has better mixed read/write performance and better sustainable writing performance.


#7

"and installing the latest Intel RST SATA drivers, if you want to get the best performance and compatibility out of this SSD "

Isn’t Intel RST SATA for RAID only? Does this overwtite AHCI?


#9

[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2761110]"and installing the latest Intel RST SATA drivers, if you want to get the best performance and compatibility out of this SSD "

Isn’t Intel RST SATA for RAID only? Does this overwtite AHCI?[/QUOTE]

In the olden days, back under its old name, it was the software you used when you set up RAID, yes. Nowadays, it provides an AHCI driver (enables greater performance over Microsoft’s AHCI driver) in addition to providing the RAID drivers. Basically it’s the one-stop shop when you need anything more advanced than bog-standard IDE mode from your Intel SATA ports.