Average Bench: 60% (528th of 885)

Based on 11,989 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 840 Series

The Samsung 840 is the budget version of the 840 Pro, the main difference between the hardware on the two drives is the type of flash memory used. The cheaper 840 uses TLC NAND which is cheaper than the MLC found in the Pro version of this drive. The performance hit as a result of the cheaper TLC memory is approximately 30%. The 840 delvers both average real world speeds (435 MB/s) and average enterprise speeds (AS-SSD Total Score 920). The relative weak spots in this drives performance profile are its write ability, where it scores just 254 MB/s in the sequential write test. The upside to the lost performance over the Pro version is a significant reduction in price which leaves this drive an average value for money proposition at its current price of £135. There are, however, better value drives to be had elsewhere including Samsungs own newly released EVO which effectively supersedes the 840. [Aug '13 SSDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The Samsung 840 250GB averaged 39.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 64.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 250GB is 36.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 22.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 163MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,989 samples)
Min Avg Max
322 Read 451 513
45.2 Write 171 249
74.4 Mixed 163 258
57% 262 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 4K Read 23.7 30.1
35.4 4K Write 64.8 97.8
9.17 4K Mixed 11.7 13.6
85.2% 33.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.4 DQ Read 184 358
46.6 DQ Write 136 214
9.22 DQ Mixed 22.8 31.9
54.2% 114 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
13GB free
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 438
Write 88.5
Mixed 131
47% 219 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 53.6
4K Mixed 9.77
67% 26.9 MB/s
DQ Read 21.6
DQ Write 98.6
DQ Mixed 8.85
22% 43 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: DXT07B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 363
Write 54.4
Mixed 101
37% 173 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 17.5
4K Mixed 10.6
55% 16.4 MB/s
DQ Read 18.2
DQ Write 9.68
DQ Mixed 8.66
8% 12.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,673,394 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $195 @ launch in Oct '12
OutletPCUS $2084 hrs
AmazonUS $22823 days
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Typical 840 250GB Builds (Compare 7,790 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,148

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