Average Bench: 74.1% (531st of 1016)

Based on 4,565 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 Series, Samsung SSD 840

Good average bench

The Samsung 840 Series 500GB averaged 25.8% 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 299MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Series 500GB is 43.8%. 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 185MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 246MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,565 samples)
Min Avg Max
263 Read 365 487
79.4 Write 253 441
114 Mixed 185 368
70.2 SusWrite 246 341
58.6% 262 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 26.3 38.3
36.9 4K Write 69.4 98
18.7 4K Mixed 27.8 48.2
112% 41.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
122 DQ Read 299 380
73.4 DQ Write 168 333
37.1 DQ Mixed 76.4 247
98.9% 181 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
209GB free
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 342 342 342 342 330 MB/s
Read 441
Write 315
Mixed 183
SusWrite 339
71% 320 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 29
130% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 68.4
108% 211 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 342 340 341 342 331 MB/s
Read 354
Write 317
Mixed 193
SusWrite 337
68% 300 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 29.1
114% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 199
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 61.4
82% 148 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 327 326 331 324 302 MB/s
Read 341
Write 302
Mixed 179
SusWrite 322
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 59.8
4K Mixed 22.9
94% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 59.2
95% 185 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT07B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 281 330 334 337 324 MB/s
Read 345
Write 320
Mixed 123
SusWrite 306
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 58.8
4K Mixed 26.6
104% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 29
DQ Write 79.1
DQ Mixed 29.4
30% 45.8 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: DXT08B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 169 284 300 254 202 MB/s
Read 304
Write 93.5
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 223
39% 177 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 62.2
4K Mixed 27.2
97% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 81.8
DQ Mixed 51.8
77% 152 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 188 222 175 155 126 MB/s
Read 392
Write 185
Mixed 162
SusWrite 183
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 37.3
4K Mixed 19.6
71% 24.7 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 62.5
94% 182 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,382,008 SSDs tested.

Typical 840 Series 500GB Builds (Compare 52,365 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $345

Popular 840 Series 500GB systems:

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