Average Bench: 101% (212th of 1026)

Based on 40,939 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 1.1% 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 48.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 54.8%. 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 283MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 347MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,939 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 469 505
214 Write 396 488
254 Mixed 347 414
99.2 SusWrite 283 439
83.8% 374 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.7 4K Read 38.5 45.7
39.1 4K Write 83.2 113
27.6 4K Mixed 48.6 59.9
165% 56.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
215 DQ Read 339 384
95.1 DQ Write 289 360
101 DQ Mixed 218 254
190% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
221GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 479 423 424 423 423 423 MB/s
Read 504
Write 482
Mixed 401
SusWrite 432
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 53.7
184% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 242
213% 318 MB/s
247GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 332 331 325 289 275 MB/s
Read 506
Write 486
Mixed 378
SusWrite 326
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 55
184% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 245
215% 322 MB/s
138GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 433 421 421 422 406 MB/s
Read 499
Write 450
Mixed 412
SusWrite 426
101% 447 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 52.4
177% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 165
134% 189 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 151 47 39 40 42 MB/s
Read 453
Write 446
Mixed 322
SusWrite 106
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 62.5
4K Mixed 39.9
129% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 237
212% 320 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 15,815 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $863

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