Average Bench: 104% (195th of 1016)

Based on 37,497 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 3.9% 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 222MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 48%. 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 286MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 354MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,497 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 472 508
209 Write 401 488
263 Mixed 354 416
107 SusWrite 286 440
84.8% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.2 4K Read 39.5 46.7
47.7 4K Write 88.1 118
34.8 4K Mixed 50.8 61.4
172% 59.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
175 DQ Read 337 386
133 DQ Write 297 359
123 DQ Mixed 222 254
193% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
224GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 480 340 316 210 240 216 MB/s
Read 508
Write 492
Mixed 388
SusWrite 300
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 59.1
200% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 250
221% 330 MB/s
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 406 369 346 357 359 MB/s
Read 494
Write 459
Mixed 377
SusWrite 367
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 50.8
167% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 195
163% 236 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 349 290 271 253 257 MB/s
Read 372
Write 372
Mixed 349
SusWrite 298
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 76.7
4K Mixed 51.3
169% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 177
145% 207 MB/s
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 327 343 310 379 334 MB/s
Read 450
Write 389
Mixed 269
SusWrite 335
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 33.7
120% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 160
136% 204 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 149 20 15 17 12 MB/s
Read 365
Write 432
Mixed 286
SusWrite 84.1
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 43.5
160% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 155
133% 201 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 13,334 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $896

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