Average Bench: 81.3% (180th of 860)

Based on 13,274 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 18.7% 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 36.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 485MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 38.2%. 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 314MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 161MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,274 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 485 510
164 Write 314 351
235 Mixed 331 359
83.4% 377 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 4K Read 36.7 45.6
30.2 4K Write 58.6 83.7
14.6 4K Mixed 22.8 29.5
116% 39.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32 DQ Read 219 371
54.6 DQ Write 161 240
15.5 DQ Mixed 62.3 98.8
81.2% 147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 351
Mixed 362
90% 408 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 28
145% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 46
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 89.8
84% 125 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 352
Mixed 358
90% 407 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 61.4
4K Mixed 25.6
128% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 90.7
110% 195 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 486
Write 339
Mixed 351
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 19.2
114% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 35.1
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 69.5
71% 110 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 341
Mixed 354
88% 400 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 32.3
4K Mixed 19.7
87% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 89.8
DQ Mixed 54.3
66% 118 MB/s
293GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 486
Write 233
Mixed 353
79% 357 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 29.9
4K Mixed 24.2
90% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 89
111% 202 MB/s
320GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 341
Mixed 346
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 25.2
4K Mixed 14.4
73% 22.3 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 29.1
DQ Mixed 18.5
30% 60.3 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 4,072 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: 66% - Good Total price: $1,124

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