Average Bench: 103% (198th of 1011)

Based on 31,120 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 3.2% 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 219MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 58.2%. 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 295MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 355MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,120 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 467 507
213 Write 402 488
251 Mixed 355 425
104 SusWrite 295 439
85.2% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.1 4K Read 38.8 47.1
41 4K Write 87.6 120
29 4K Mixed 50.1 62.1
169% 58.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
85.1 DQ Read 329 385
107 DQ Write 292 358
61.8 DQ Mixed 219 254
189% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
458GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 433 419 455 438 420 MB/s
Read 474
Write 226
Mixed 274
SusWrite 440
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 84.2
4K Mixed 46
160% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 249
210% 306 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 106 32 76 53 61 MB/s
Read 511
Write 493
Mixed 382
SusWrite 134
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 59.3
204% 72.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 251
222% 333 MB/s
432GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 336 335 332 334 333 MB/s
Read 354
Write 332
Mixed 317
SusWrite 335
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 50.2
169% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 182
151% 217 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 206 227 263 249 293 MB/s
Read 288
Write 300
Mixed 251
SusWrite 239
61% 269 MB/s
4K Read 14.6
4K Write 27.4
4K Mixed 18.4
60% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 241
214% 320 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 11,643 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $867

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