Average Bench: 78% (463rd of 1016)

Based on 6 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 840 Series
Poor: 65%Average: 78% Great: 101%

Good average bench

The Samsung 840 Series 240GB averaged 22.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 840 Series 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 68.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Series 240GB is 35.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Series 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 297MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 54.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6 samples)
Min Avg Max
471 Read 493 522
133 Write 297 487
278 Mixed 353 510
84.3% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 23.9 27.4
29.3 4K Write 68.3 117
6.68 4K Mixed 20.8 35.3
98.9% 37.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
97.9 DQ Read 252 364
199 DQ Write 226 267
1.52 DQ Mixed 54.6 104
91.4% 178 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,545,781 SSDs tested.

Typical 840 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 1,871 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO - $215

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $991

Popular 840 Series 240GB compatible motherboards:

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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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Intel Core i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $42
Intel Core i5-9400F $154Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $356Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $224
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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