Average Bench: 106% (193rd of 1026)

Based on 14,447 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 EVO M.2 500GB averaged 6.1% 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 281MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.6MB/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 341MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 386MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,447 samples)
Min Avg Max
396 Read 485 517
257 Write 412 491
239 Mixed 386 464
180 SusWrite 341 442
91.2% 406 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 4K Read 36.7 46.9
52.7 4K Write 95 126
27.8 4K Mixed 48.6 64.7
168% 60.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 327 388
164 DQ Write 289 360
154 DQ Mixed 281 368
218% 299 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
386GB free
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 494 497 497 498 431 356 MB/s
Read 522
Write 498
Mixed 457
SusWrite 462
109% 485 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 68.6
231% 82 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 372
280% 374 MB/s
254GB free
Firmware: RVT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 456 463 453 454 288 MB/s
Read 517
Write 492
Mixed 452
SusWrite 420
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 56.4
191% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
313GB free
Firmware: RVT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 454 472 477 463 285 MB/s
Read 505
Write 464
Mixed 425
SusWrite 429
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 56.4
188% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 356 361 362 362 363 MB/s
Read 504
Write 481
Mixed 436
SusWrite 375
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 56.5
185% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 370
278% 372 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 408 326 348 324 337 MB/s
Read 490
Write 444
Mixed 445
SusWrite 365
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 51.6
172% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 218
164% 219 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 281 277 273 277 276 MB/s
Read 510
Write 288
Mixed 272
SusWrite 278
75% 338 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 28.9
155% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 207
177% 259 MB/s
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 282 293 298 299 293 MB/s
Read 491
Write 436
Mixed 371
SusWrite 298
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 40.4
149% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 219
164% 217 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT22B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 287 301 288 302 298 MB/s
Read 307
Write 291
Mixed 255
SusWrite 293
65% 286 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 29
4K Mixed 18.2
61% 20.6 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 140
108% 147 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,478,898 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 EVO M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 66,243 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $623

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