Average Bench: 103% (185th of 1000)

Based on 26,476 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 2.5% 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 224MB/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 56.5%. 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 283MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 348MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,476 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 464 507
206 Write 396 489
250 Mixed 348 416
95.2 SusWrite 283 438
83.6% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 4K Read 38.9 46.9
44.7 4K Write 87.7 118
31.2 4K Mixed 49.6 61.1
169% 58.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
145 DQ Read 337 385
132 DQ Write 303 360
96.7 DQ Mixed 224 255
194% 288 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 389 408 417 417 374 MB/s
Read 491
Write 431
Mixed 366
SusWrite 400
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 57.1
195% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 244
210% 309 MB/s
331GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 424 420 420 420 420 MB/s
Read 486
Write 461
Mixed 385
SusWrite 422
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 61.8
4K Mixed 44.1
142% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 240
212% 318 MB/s
311GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 285 285 277 254 260 MB/s
Read 324
Write 191
Mixed 226
SusWrite 273
57% 254 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 55.3
190% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 161
127% 177 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 357 362 366 369 369 MB/s
Read 349
Write 361
Mixed 316
SusWrite 362
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 46.5
153% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 190
159% 230 MB/s
326GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 206 222 231 231 239 MB/s
Read 349
Write 233
Mixed 241
SusWrite 223
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 51.1
157% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 141
115% 164 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,382,218 SSDs tested.

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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 10,185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $859

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