Average Bench: 102% (148th of 956)

Based on 19,992 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB, Samsung SSD 840 EVO, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500G

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 840 Evo 500GB averaged 2.3% higher 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 218MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 59.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 275MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 346MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,992 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 463 507
207 Write 401 489
233 Mixed 346 416
94.5 SusWrite 275 434
83.2% 371 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 4K Read 38.7 47
43.7 4K Write 89.4 120
28.6 4K Mixed 49.6 62.1
170% 59.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
151 DQ Read 341 384
124 DQ Write 303 354
78.7 DQ Mixed 218 253
192% 287 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 414 415 418 417 413 MB/s
Read 499
Write 487
Mixed 381
SusWrite 426
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 58
191% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 254
223% 332 MB/s
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 333 371 407 414 418 MB/s
Read 491
Write 463
Mixed 376
SusWrite 399
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 98.5
4K Mixed 54.2
177% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 200
176% 261 MB/s
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 131 63 64 79 64 MB/s
Read 500
Write 477
Mixed 340
SusWrite 134
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 57.2
199% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 231
208% 316 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 241 140 45 45 47 MB/s
Read 486
Write 461
Mixed 372
SusWrite 127
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 50.8
172% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 244
214% 320 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 124 57 52 43 40 MB/s
Read 478
Write 454
Mixed 371
SusWrite 126
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 41.6
150% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 240
213% 319 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 256 224 184 125 115 MB/s
Read 340
Write 198
Mixed 239
SusWrite 192
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 32.7
106% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 165
127% 175 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 8,246 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $989

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