Average Bench: 103% (141st of 955)

Based on 17,909 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 3.0% 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 221MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.4MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 60%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 273MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 354MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,909 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 464 509
205 Write 408 489
239 Mixed 354 422
103 SusWrite 273 434
84% 375 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.8 4K Read 39.4 47.2
38.1 4K Write 90.3 123
29.3 4K Mixed 50.4 62.2
172% 60 MB/s
Min Avg Max
164 DQ Read 342 384
126 DQ Write 303 354
79.4 DQ Mixed 221 254
194% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
292GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 411 416 416 420 417 MB/s
Read 463
Write 449
Mixed 362
SusWrite 424
96% 424 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 60.1
202% 70.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 251
219% 326 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 413 144 75 73 63 MB/s
Read 488
Write 461
Mixed 413
SusWrite 206
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 61.8
214% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 247
216% 322 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 196 93 82 72 64 MB/s
Read 506
Write 477
Mixed 400
SusWrite 163
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 63.9
218% 77.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 244
216% 323 MB/s
273GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 410 398 403 347 189 MB/s
Read 472
Write 449
Mixed 408
SusWrite 352
95% 420 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 51.6
172% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 243
216% 324 MB/s
336GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 319 362 328 196 171 MB/s
Read 438
Write 425
Mixed 368
SusWrite 268
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 35.4
4K Mixed 30.2
98% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 23.1
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 196
124% 136 MB/s
336GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 285 331 216 160 160 MB/s
Read 444
Write 425
Mixed 352
SusWrite 230
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 28.3
4K Mixed 20.2
79% 24.5 MB/s
DQ Read 23.5
DQ Write 35
DQ Mixed 182
95% 80.1 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 7,454 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $987

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