Average Bench: 103% (196th of 1011)

Based on 35,370 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 3.4% 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 59%. 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 289MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 348MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,370 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 467 508
213 Write 396 489
247 Mixed 348 416
106 SusWrite 289 442
84.2% 375 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.7 4K Read 39 47.4
43.3 4K Write 88.5 121
30.5 4K Mixed 50.1 62.2
170% 59.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
128 DQ Read 337 385
105 DQ Write 297 360
63.8 DQ Mixed 219 254
191% 284 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
242GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 400 424 425 425 425 MB/s
Read 510
Write 483
Mixed 423
SusWrite 396
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 59.1
203% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 260
224% 330 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 337 317 423 424 422 MB/s
Read 485
Write 443
Mixed 360
SusWrite 399
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 54.5
187% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 242
212% 316 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 268 107 109 80 56 MB/s
Read 503
Write 488
Mixed 387
SusWrite 181
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 57.6
197% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 255
221% 327 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 129 36 50 48 44 MB/s
Read 373
Write 357
Mixed 302
SusWrite 106
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 53.6
178% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 183
153% 221 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 12,240 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $867

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