Average Bench: 73% (590th of 1058)

Based on 6,157 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 Series, Samsung SSD 840

Good average bench

The Samsung 840 Series 500GB averaged 26.9% 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 26.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 304MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Series 500GB is 37.3%. 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 175MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 245MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,157 samples)
Min Avg Max
272 Read 362 474
71.8 Write 245 328
117 Mixed 175 215
67.3 SusWrite 245 339
57.3% 257 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 26.3 31.4
36 4K Write 67.4 96
18.3 4K Mixed 26.8 32.2
110% 40.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
193 DQ Read 304 377
68.6 DQ Write 159 193
52.8 DQ Mixed 70.3 69.6
95.4% 178 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
459GB free
Firmware: DXT07B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 331 334 337 334 325 MB/s
Read 356
Write 314
Mixed 180
SusWrite 332
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 31.9
136% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 67.4
101% 194 MB/s
119GB free
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 336 334 326 315 316 MB/s
Read 424
Write 196
Mixed 188
SusWrite 327
63% 284 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 29.2
123% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 65.9
104% 203 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 253 302 294 288 280 MB/s
Read 338
Write 301
Mixed 159
SusWrite 266
60% 266 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 56
4K Mixed 27.8
103% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 61.1
81% 148 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT08B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 105 105 108 86 102 MB/s
Read 406
Write 151
Mixed 148
SusWrite 108
45% 203 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 58.7
4K Mixed 24.6
96% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 64.5
92% 179 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,152,247 SSDs tested.

Typical 840 Series 500GB Builds (Compare 4,328 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $878

Popular 840 Series 500GB compatible motherboards:

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