Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Review & Specifications

Samsung 850 Pro 512GB 2.5'' SATA MZ-7KE512BW

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Features sequential read and write performance up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520MB/s respectively, and random read and write input/output operations-per-second (IOPS) up to 100,000 and 90,000 each.
Class-leading performance -- enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds
Energy efficient - Features Device Sleep mode for Ultranotebooks and improves battery life by up to 45 minutes vs. standard hard drives
Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit encryption, Microsoft Bitlocker and TCG / Opal 2.0 support
100-percent genuine Samsung components from the #1 memory manufacturer in the world
5th-generation 3-Core Samsung MEX Controller ensures sustained performance under the most punishing conditions
Enhanced endurance and reliability - Backed by an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty and 150TBW rating
Perfect for hardcore gamers, mobile users or content creators (like professional animators, video editors, photographers and game developers) who crave the ultimate in performance and productivity

Specs Overview

Model MZ-7KE512BW
Release Date July 2014
Series 850 PRO
Capacity 512GB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Form Factor 2.5"
SSD Controller Samsung MEX
NAND Flash Type 3D V-NAND
Max Sequential Read Up to 550 MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 520 MB/s
MTBF 2,000,000 hours

Pros

  • Great performance
  • Ten-year warranty
  • Samsung MEX controller

Cons

  • Not cheap

Score Pangoly

94

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Critic Reviews

100

The 850 Pro is a brilliant SSD and deserves an unequivocal recommendation. Anyone building a high-end PC should consider the 850 Pro as their SSD of choice. In professional media-editing environments in particular, which will involve vast amounts of ...

94

The Samsung 850 Pro 512GB doesn't just do well in some areas, it does well in all areas. The most advanced flash, the best endurance, the high performance and the 10-year warranty. Samsung knocked it out of the park

Samsung SSD 850 PRO Series
Usage applications Client PCs
Capacity 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB (1,024GB)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 100 x 69.85 x 6.8 (mm)
Interface SATA 6Gb/s (compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s)
Form factor 2.5 inch
NAND flash memory Samsung 3-core MEX controller
DRAM cache memory 256MB (128GB) or 512MB (256GB&512GB) or 1GB (1TB) LPDDR2
Performance* Sequential Read Max. 550MB/s
Sequential Write* Max. 520MB/s (256GB/512GB/1TB)
Max. 470MB/s (128GB)
4KB Random Read (QD1) Max. 10,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write (QD1) Max. 36,000 IOPS
4KB Random Read (QD32) Max. 100,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write (QD32) Max. 90,000 IOPS
TRIM support Yes (Requires OS support)
Garbage collection Yes
S.M.A.R.T. Yes
Security AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption (FDE)
TCG/Opal v2.0, Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)
Weight Max. 66g (1TB)
Reliability MTBF : 2 million hours
TBW 150 TBW (Terabytes Written)
Power consumption** Active Read (Average) : Max. 3.3W (1TB)
Active Write (Average) : Max. 3.0W (1TB)
Idle : Max. 0.4W
Device Sleep : 2mW
Temperature Operating : 0℃ to 70℃
Non-Operating : -40℃ to 84℃
Humidity 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Vibration Non-operating : 20~2,000Hz, 20G
Shock Non-operating : 1500G , duration 0.5msec, 3axis
Warranty 10 years limited

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