Average Bench: 101% (222nd of 1040)

Based on 46,064 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 1.2% 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 214MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.6MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Evo 500GB is 61.1%. This is a particularly 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 340MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,064 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 464 507
203 Write 382 489
216 Mixed 340 415
90 SusWrite 288 440
82.6% 369 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25 4K Read 38.6 46.7
36.6 4K Write 83.9 116
26 4K Mixed 48.6 61.4
165% 57 MB/s
Min Avg Max
202 DQ Read 333 385
111 DQ Write 286 360
79.2 DQ Mixed 214 255
186% 277 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 297 253 237 232 230 MB/s
Read 504
Write 486
Mixed 400
SusWrite 285
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 59.8
197% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 252
219% 325 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 422 421 422 422 419 MB/s
Read 478
Write 449
Mixed 403
SusWrite 429
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 47
150% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 242
199% 289 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 126 44 36 35 37 MB/s
Read 496
Write 358
Mixed 386
SusWrite 124
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 58.2
195% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 250
219% 326 MB/s
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 93 85 85 85 81 MB/s
Read 475
Write 458
Mixed 330
SusWrite 140
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 54.9
190% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 232
207% 313 MB/s
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Typical 840 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 5,040 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

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

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