Average Bench: 74.1% (558th of 1040)

Based on 4,840 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 Series, Samsung SSD 840

Good average bench

The Samsung 840 Series 500GB averaged 25.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 314MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Series 500GB is 35.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 840 Series 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 180MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 246MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,840 samples)
Min Avg Max
278 Read 371 474
88.2 Write 260 416
124 Mixed 180 344
72.2 SusWrite 246 339
59% 264 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 4K Read 26.1 31.8
39 4K Write 69.5 97.3
18.8 4K Mixed 26.8 33.6
111% 40.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
202 DQ Read 314 378
79.1 DQ Write 167 222
53.7 DQ Mixed 71.8 180
98.5% 184 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
184GB free
Firmware: DXT07B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 339 340 340 339 327 MB/s
Read 422
Write 314
Mixed 180
SusWrite 337
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 28.7
126% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 67.6
101% 193 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: DXT07B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 340 342 343 346 338 MB/s
Read 416
Write 327
Mixed 190
SusWrite 341
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 29.4
119% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 65.1
102% 198 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: DXT09B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 336 340 340 340 332 MB/s
Read 312
Write 319
Mixed 188
SusWrite 338
65% 289 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 70.3
4K Mixed 28
115% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 68.6
97% 181 MB/s
462GB free
Firmware: DXT09B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 333 332 334 331 329 MB/s
Read 354
Write 311
Mixed 187
SusWrite 332
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 70.5
4K Mixed 28.4
115% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 59.7
83% 152 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: DXT06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 244 178 207 283 292 MB/s
Read 394
Write 142
Mixed 116
SusWrite 246
50% 225 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 76.7
4K Mixed 21.4
108% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 58.5
91% 179 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: DXT09B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 298 318 320 199 157 MB/s
Read 383
Write 310
Mixed 184
SusWrite 259
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 60.2
4K Mixed 21.8
97% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 65.7
104% 202 MB/s
265GB free
Firmware: DXT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 342 344 336 318 317 MB/s
Read 318
Write 213
Mixed 182
SusWrite 334
59% 262 MB/s
4K Read 12.9
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 17.8
68% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 60.7
84% 154 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT07B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 105 53 54 48 49 MB/s
Read 389
Write 184
Mixed 165
SusWrite 77.1
45% 204 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 21.5
101% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 60
92% 182 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 32,764,687 SSDs tested.

Typical 840 Series 500GB Builds (Compare 4,980 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $455

Popular 840 Series 500GB compatible motherboards:

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