Average Bench: 82% (175th of 873)

Based on 14,256 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB, Samsung SSD 840 EVO, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500G

Very good average bench

The Samsung 840 Evo 500GB averaged just 18.0% 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 37.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 487MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 39%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 315MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 162MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,256 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 487 511
165 Write 315 352
212 Mixed 332 360
83.7% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 4K Read 37.2 46.5
28.9 4K Write 59.3 85
14.4 4K Mixed 23.1 29.9
117% 39.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.2 DQ Read 223 371
48.1 DQ Write 162 240
15.1 DQ Mixed 61.5 99.8
81.5% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
9GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 353
Mixed 358
90% 407 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 27.7
134% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 88.9
106% 189 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 349
Mixed 354
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 22.6
132% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 44.3
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 22.2
50% 96.1 MB/s
307GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 347
Mixed 357
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 49.6
4K Mixed 24.9
114% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 49.3
61% 107 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 342
Mixed 356
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 49
4K Mixed 20.1
102% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 75.3
95% 170 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 346
Mixed 350
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 52.4
4K Mixed 18
100% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 65.6
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 36.2
47% 80.8 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 4,910 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,057

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