Average Bench: 106% (191st of 1016)

Based on 10,921 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 EVO M.2 500GB averaged 6.0% 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 283MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 EVO M.2 500GB is 50.6%. 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 340MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 389MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,921 samples)
Min Avg Max
406 Read 483 517
265 Write 412 490
249 Mixed 389 465
193 SusWrite 340 441
91.2% 406 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 36.2 47.3
56.4 4K Write 97 129
28.5 4K Mixed 48.1 65.4
168% 60.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
190 DQ Read 330 388
135 DQ Write 292 354
151 DQ Mixed 283 365
220% 302 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 485 486 488 357 291 MB/s
Read 517
Write 485
Mixed 464
SusWrite 431
107% 475 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 62.4
211% 76.1 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 290
218% 291 MB/s
320GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT22B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 467 462 453 419 285 MB/s
Read 505
Write 471
Mixed 455
SusWrite 423
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 51.2
170% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 299
225% 300 MB/s
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT22B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 307 303 306 305 307 MB/s
Read 497
Write 459
Mixed 402
SusWrite 306
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 50.5
171% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 353
267% 358 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT22B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 315 312 305 306 306 MB/s
Read 516
Write 488
Mixed 461
SusWrite 319
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 57.4
192% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 44.8
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 62.1
53% 76 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 295 298 298 297 297 MB/s
Read 440
Write 402
Mixed 388
SusWrite 299
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 36.4
117% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 301
226% 302 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,547,404 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 EVO M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 20,934 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI X470 GAMING PLUS - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $531

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