Average Bench: 97% (218th of 1016)

Based on 621 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 860 500GB averaged just 3.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 860 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 256MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 43MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 500GB is 64.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 327MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 378MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 621 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 453 514
226 Write 396 491
235 Mixed 378 460
192 SusWrite 327 421
87.3% 388 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 32.9 47
35.5 4K Write 81.7 142
21.3 4K Mixed 43 65.9
148% 52.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
119 DQ Read 311 390
114 DQ Write 279 349
42.3 DQ Mixed 256 363
203% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 395 470 448 445 357 MB/s
Read 474
Write 446
Mixed 414
SusWrite 399
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 65.8
226% 81.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 354
266% 356 MB/s
305GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 306 307 304 305 305 MB/s
Read 449
Write 432
Mixed 414
SusWrite 316
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 50.4
169% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 347
265% 360 MB/s
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 447 401 412 346 342 MB/s
Read 476
Write 446
Mixed 418
SusWrite 395
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 37.6
125% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 339
251% 329 MB/s
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 429 440 440 393 347 MB/s
Read 458
Write 424
Mixed 425
SusWrite 413
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 35
116% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 40.4
109% 232 MB/s
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 353 266 225 218 193 MB/s
Read 446
Write 418
Mixed 403
SusWrite 272
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 48.8
4K Mixed 33.2
111% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 301
227% 304 MB/s
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 316 318 314 319 318 MB/s
Read 466
Write 316
Mixed 272
SusWrite 316
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 44.4
4K Mixed 25.6
90% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 181
146% 207 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,918 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 500GB Builds (Compare 2,658 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

System: HP Z820 Workstation

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