Average Bench: 101% (156th of 964)

Based on 21,059 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 1.3% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 221MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.8MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 62.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 264MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 351MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 21,059 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 461 507
210 Write 407 489
246 Mixed 351 424
94.3 SusWrite 264 435
83.2% 371 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.6 4K Read 38.7 46.8
41.4 4K Write 88 122
31.8 4K Mixed 49.8 62.4
169% 58.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
161 DQ Read 338 385
115 DQ Write 302 355
56.7 DQ Mixed 221 254
193% 287 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 64 46 52 42 42 MB/s
Read 506
Write 479
Mixed 380
SusWrite 119
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 59.2
203% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 249
218% 324 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 142 67 52 52 55 MB/s
Read 498
Write 476
Mixed 402
SusWrite 129
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 58.2
192% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 247
217% 324 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,661,539 SSDs tested.


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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 7,369 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
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Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $945

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