Average Bench: 73.6% (581st of 1058)

Based on 6,986 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 Series, Samsung SSD 840

Good average bench

The Samsung 840 Series 500GB averaged 26.4% 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 26.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 303MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 Series 500GB is 40.1%. 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 178MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 247MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,986 samples)
Min Avg Max
279 Read 364 475
75.5 Write 252 329
115 Mixed 178 272
65 SusWrite 247 340
58% 260 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 26.4 31.4
34.5 4K Write 68.8 97.1
18.2 4K Mixed 27 32.6
111% 40.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
177 DQ Read 303 378
69.6 DQ Write 162 197
50.8 DQ Mixed 70.2 104
95.5% 178 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
235GB free
Firmware: DXT09B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 338 339 336 336 322 MB/s
Read 399
Write 296
Mixed 190
SusWrite 335
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 68.9
4K Mixed 28.4
116% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 65
100% 194 MB/s
216GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT08B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 233 227 216 234 214 MB/s
Read 394
Write 275
Mixed 177
SusWrite 228
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 72.5
4K Mixed 27.7
117% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 60.1
82% 150 MB/s
219GB free
Firmware: DXT06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 301 305 315 316 315 MB/s
Read 324
Write 266
Mixed 185
SusWrite 294
60% 267 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 37.4
4K Mixed 20.2
88% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 70.4
DQ Mixed 66.7
86% 162 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: DXT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 96 59 54 42 37 MB/s
Read 343
Write 281
Mixed 178
SusWrite 78.8
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 61.5
4K Mixed 18.2
84% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 96.7
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 37
50% 90.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,076,815 SSDs tested.

Typical 840 Series 500GB Builds (Compare 4,685 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: $817

Popular 840 Series 500GB compatible motherboards:

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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