Average Bench: 110% (191st of 1037)

Based on 1,814 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SSD 500GB averaged 10.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SSD 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 288MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 54.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SSD 500GB is 57.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung SSD 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 312MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 374MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,814 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 467 517
260 Write 424 495
264 Mixed 374 464
137 SusWrite 312 453
88.5% 394 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.8 4K Read 39.3 48.4
49.5 4K Write 110 154
28.9 4K Mixed 54.4 69.4
188% 68 MB/s
Min Avg Max
108 DQ Read 335 386
134 DQ Write 305 347
57.5 DQ Mixed 288 363
225% 309 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 361 354 355 356 357 MB/s
Read 511
Write 492
Mixed 405
SusWrite 376
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 71.1
248% 91.3 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 309 311 302 297 301 MB/s
Read 511
Write 312
Mixed 317
SusWrite 305
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 41.6
171% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 248
212% 312 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 385 258 167 156 168 MB/s
Read 489
Write 470
Mixed 403
SusWrite 246
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 75.5
4K Mixed 50.5
170% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 280
220% 301 MB/s
308GB free
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 207 204 166 170 175 MB/s
Read 175
Write 396
Mixed 185
SusWrite 184
53% 235 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 32.4
102% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 132
99% 130 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,584,284 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 500GB Builds (Compare 751 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270I GAMING

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,253

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