Average Bench: 80.6% (185th of 853)

Based on 11,226 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 19.3% 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 36.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 484MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 38.8%. 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 Write Speed 158MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 314MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,226 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 484 511
163 Write 314 352
233 Mixed 328 359
83% 375 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.4 4K Read 36.9 46.7
27.5 4K Write 58.6 86
13.2 4K Mixed 22.5 30
116% 39.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 DQ Read 200 369
48.6 DQ Write 158 241
15.2 DQ Mixed 56.2 97.8
75.4% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
45GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 349
Mixed 356
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 29.8
152% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 90.1
127% 238 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 329
Mixed 342
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 30.6
142% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 95.3
126% 231 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 350
Mixed 353
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 23.8
137% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 46.4
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 82.9
81% 123 MB/s
369GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 333
Mixed 344
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 20.5
116% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 40.9
DQ Write 58.6
DQ Mixed 19.7
23% 39.7 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 312
Mixed 350
85% 384 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 31.4
4K Mixed 19.9
83% 26.1 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 56.2
65% 115 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 4,759 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,125

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