Average Bench: 103% (189th of 1003)

Based on 27,371 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 3.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 225MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 51%. 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 275MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 354MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,371 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 470 507
211 Write 405 489
260 Mixed 354 421
104 SusWrite 275 436
84.3% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 4K Read 39 47
51.4 4K Write 89.7 121
33.1 4K Mixed 50.5 62.5
171% 59.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 345 386
129 DQ Write 305 360
114 DQ Mixed 225 255
196% 292 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 432 426 426 427 427 MB/s
Read 494
Write 470
Mixed 416
SusWrite 434
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 59.2
196% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 256
224% 333 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 441 436 423 421 422 MB/s
Read 498
Write 402
Mixed 402
SusWrite 357
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 52.3
178% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 240
205% 302 MB/s
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 327 320 367 362 356 MB/s
Read 479
Write 465
Mixed 366
SusWrite 360
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 42.8
144% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 236
209% 314 MB/s
285GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 389 419 459 454 424 MB/s
Read 387
Write 225
Mixed 224
SusWrite 427
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 40.6
155% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 152
130% 196 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 475 269 68 50 48 47 MB/s
Read 478
Write 321
Mixed 401
SusWrite 159
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 50.5
170% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 242
212% 317 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 251 45 21 46 41 MB/s
Read 452
Write 409
Mixed 312
SusWrite 120
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 42.1
4K Mixed 31.2
102% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 66.1
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 38.9
69% 129 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 10,845 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $884

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