Average Bench: 103% (232nd of 1058)

Based on 51,658 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 2.7% 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 214MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 60.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 303MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 344MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 51,658 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 470 506
215 Write 383 488
250 Mixed 344 418
103 SusWrite 303 444
84.1% 375 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.5 4K Read 39 46.1
35.4 4K Write 84.3 114
29.5 4K Mixed 49 60.3
166% 57.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
202 DQ Read 329 385
105 DQ Write 287 361
81.6 DQ Mixed 214 254
186% 277 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
207GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 422 386 352 294 303 MB/s
Read 496
Write 484
Mixed 413
SusWrite 373
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 59.3
204% 72.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 190
192% 311 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 434 423 450 437 424 MB/s
Read 496
Write 225
Mixed 280
SusWrite 436
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 53.3
180% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 170
137% 193 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 360 369 177 176 180 MB/s
Read 442
Write 423
Mixed 364
SusWrite 254
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 38
155% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 247
216% 321 MB/s
243GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 332 334 331 330 316 MB/s
Read 350
Write 327
Mixed 310
SusWrite 330
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 48.8
158% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 92.1
110% 191 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: EXT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 151 62 51 51 52 MB/s
Read 448
Write 337
Mixed 381
SusWrite 120
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 60.8
4K Mixed 42.4
139% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 208
176% 256 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 5,757 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $808

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