Average Bench: 102% (235th of 1058)

Based on 63,361 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 1.9% 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 217MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 53.8%. 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 284MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 349MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 63,361 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 470 506
214 Write 392 487
252 Mixed 349 417
98.5 SusWrite 284 438
83.8% 374 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.1 4K Read 38.9 46.2
38.8 4K Write 84.2 114
30.7 4K Mixed 49.5 60.7
167% 57.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
215 DQ Read 331 384
113 DQ Write 285 361
100 DQ Mixed 217 254
188% 278 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
366GB free
Firmware: BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 424 412 461 430 414 MB/s
Read 477
Write 225
Mixed 290
SusWrite 432
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 54.9
189% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 251
212% 311 MB/s
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 370 415 415 417 412 MB/s
Read 504
Write 482
Mixed 374
SusWrite 413
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 53.2
182% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 251
216% 318 MB/s
456GB free
Firmware: EXT0AB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 435 425 456 436 425 MB/s
Read 502
Write 220
Mixed 286
SusWrite 438
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 53.6
184% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 166
134% 188 MB/s
418GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 381 405 408 408 408 MB/s
Read 498
Write 430
Mixed 432
SusWrite 391
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 85.5
4K Mixed 48.6
166% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 245
214% 318 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 6,765 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $938

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