Average Bench: 107% (203rd of 1040)

Based on 15,889 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 EVO M.2 500GB averaged 7.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 860 EVO M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 289MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 EVO M.2 500GB is 50.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 EVO M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 344MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 385MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,889 samples)
Min Avg Max
406 Read 484 517
253 Write 411 491
243 Mixed 385 461
200 SusWrite 344 443
91.2% 406 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 4K Read 37.1 47.4
58.8 4K Write 96.4 125
29.2 4K Mixed 49.3 64.8
171% 60.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
223 DQ Read 337 388
185 DQ Write 300 360
172 DQ Mixed 289 370
225% 308 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
370GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT23B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 476 477 393 359 361 MB/s
Read 516
Write 478
Mixed 443
SusWrite 424
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 65.6
219% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 290
217% 287 MB/s
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 479 481 484 365 365 366 MB/s
Read 518
Write 484
Mixed 456
SusWrite 423
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 65.3
218% 76.9 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 292
217% 287 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 303 299 309 309 304 MB/s
Read 500
Write 463
Mixed 453
SusWrite 314
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 50.3
156% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 302
226% 301 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 313 320 344 320 319 MB/s
Read 465
Write 445
Mixed 419
SusWrite 320
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 69.2
4K Mixed 46.5
149% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 237
181% 245 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 373 371 364 367 370 MB/s
Read 421
Write 372
Mixed 273
SusWrite 369
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 13.7
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 27.5
93% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 262
221% 323 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,227,810 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 EVO M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 48,336 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $909

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

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