Average Bench: 104% (228th of 1058)

Based on 24,909 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 EVO M.2 500GB averaged 4.0% 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 275MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 EVO M.2 500GB is 49.7%. 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 333MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 376MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,909 samples)
Min Avg Max
392 Read 483 516
226 Write 400 489
237 Mixed 376 461
178 SusWrite 333 440
89.4% 398 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 4K Read 35.6 46.8
51.5 4K Write 93.2 123
27 4K Mixed 46.8 63.9
163% 58.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
220 DQ Read 332 388
167 DQ Write 287 351
163 DQ Mixed 275 363
216% 298 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 483 484 489 393 291 MB/s
Read 511
Write 487
Mixed 460
SusWrite 434
107% 473 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 59
201% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 361
272% 366 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: RVT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 327 324 323 323 322 MB/s
Read 493
Write 460
Mixed 416
SusWrite 327
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 59.9
201% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
270GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 303 306 305 308 301 MB/s
Read 516
Write 484
Mixed 461
SusWrite 323
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 59
200% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 292
219% 292 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: RVT22B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 461 460 464 358 319 MB/s
Read 492
Write 457
Mixed 436
SusWrite 421
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 49.3
166% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 341
257% 344 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 311 312 304 302 304 MB/s
Read 469
Write 447
Mixed 432
SusWrite 312
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 50.2
177% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
271% 364 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 286 339 334 337 336 MB/s
Read 486
Write 349
Mixed 306
SusWrite 316
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 35.5
126% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 252
212% 310 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT22B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 245 247 243 248 255 MB/s
Read 392
Write 236
Mixed 239
SusWrite 246
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 24.9
96% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 30.1
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 35.6
38% 60.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,082,624 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 EVO M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 71,894 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $840

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