Average Bench: 103% (214th of 1040)

Based on 43,507 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 218MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 56.7%. 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 288MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 345MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,507 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 464 507
214 Write 389 487
229 Mixed 345 419
104 SusWrite 288 439
83.3% 372 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 4K Read 39.1 46.5
49.7 4K Write 88.1 117
34 4K Mixed 50.4 61.2
170% 59.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
212 DQ Read 335 384
126 DQ Write 292 361
88.6 DQ Mixed 218 254
190% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 381 418 423 425 424 MB/s
Read 474
Write 456
Mixed 374
SusWrite 422
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 60.6
199% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 227
196% 289 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 433 421 421 422 420 MB/s
Read 499
Write 475
Mixed 411
SusWrite 429
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 52.5
183% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 254
217% 320 MB/s
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 221 217 216 215 214 MB/s
Read 377
Write 378
Mixed 326
SusWrite 216
73% 324 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 84.6
4K Mixed 54.7
179% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 181
146% 207 MB/s
344GB free
Firmware: EXT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 322 331 333 331 335 MB/s
Read 372
Write 356
Mixed 303
SusWrite 330
77% 340 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 61.8
4K Mixed 46.2
137% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 168
130% 180 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 3,730 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $808

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