Average Bench: 103% (232nd of 1059)

Based on 68,337 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 3.1% 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 49.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 53.2%. 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 298MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 344MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 68,337 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 468 508
210 Write 381 486
260 Mixed 344 420
102 SusWrite 298 445
83.6% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.9 4K Read 39.2 46.2
41.5 4K Write 85.6 116
30.8 4K Mixed 49.6 60.5
168% 58.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
214 DQ Read 338 385
105 DQ Write 287 362
82.4 DQ Mixed 218 255
189% 281 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
256GB free
Firmware: DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 350 350 372 371 371 MB/s
Read 468
Write 438
Mixed 370
SusWrite 361
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 69.2
4K Mixed 44.1
147% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 246
215% 321 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 199 199 198 199 198 MB/s
Read 372
Write 205
Mixed 255
SusWrite 198
58% 258 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 51.4
174% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 179
145% 206 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 172 53 52 49 52 MB/s
Read 436
Write 411
Mixed 345
SusWrite 126
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 65.1
4K Mixed 42.4
140% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 243
212% 316 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 2,010 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $868

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