Average Bench: 79.9% (198th of 857)

Based on 11,700 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 20.1% 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 36.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 483MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 43%. 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 Read Speed 183MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,700 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 483 510
163 Write 314 352
207 Mixed 330 359
83.2% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 4K Read 36.5 45.7
25.8 4K Write 58.1 84.9
13.9 4K Mixed 22.3 29.6
115% 39 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.9 DQ Read 183 368
43.6 DQ Write 153 240
14.3 DQ Mixed 55.3 98.4
72.2% 130 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
85GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 342
Mixed 358
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 30.7
157% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 97.8
126% 229 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 267
Mixed 359
83% 377 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 88.7
4K Mixed 31.1
159% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 97.8
130% 239 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 336
Mixed 272
82% 371 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 24
118% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 54.2
77% 146 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 352
Mixed 360
90% 407 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 21.4
119% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 20.7
52% 111 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 347
Mixed 353
89% 400 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 54.6
4K Mixed 18.6
98% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 82.8
105% 191 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 344
Mixed 356
89% 400 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 58.9
4K Mixed 18.7
113% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 36.7
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 76.2
69% 99.9 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 5,349 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,092

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