Average Bench: 79.3% (265th of 927)

Based on 18,652 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB, Samsung SSD 840 EVO, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500G

Good average bench

The Samsung 840 Evo 500GB averaged 20.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 36.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 483MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 39.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 151MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 190MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,652 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 483 510
165 Write 312 352
224 Mixed 330 359
83% 375 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 4K Read 36.1 44.9
26 4K Write 57 79.5
12.6 4K Mixed 21.9 28.7
113% 38.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.9 DQ Read 190 362
41.7 DQ Write 151 239
14.1 DQ Mixed 55.7 98.2
73% 132 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
433GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 353
Mixed 356
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 26.7
138% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 22.6
89% 201 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 352
Mixed 355
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 77.7
4K Mixed 23.7
138% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 23.9
85% 188 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 341
Mixed 354
89% 401 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 78.3
4K Mixed 26
143% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 50.5
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 25.7
34% 60.7 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 333
Mixed 348
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 22.2
131% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 44.7
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 22.2
51% 99.5 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 339
Mixed 348
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 70.9
4K Mixed 22.6
132% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 44
DQ Write 61.5
DQ Mixed 22.3
25% 42.6 MB/s
339GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 340
Mixed 315
84% 381 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 18.1
103% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 17.7
67% 149 MB/s
370GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 339
Mixed 355
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 19.8
121% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 36.3
DQ Write 81.6
DQ Mixed 90.5
60% 69.5 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 6,784 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,029

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