Average Bench: 96.1% (243rd of 1040)

Based on 1,338 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 860 500GB averaged just 3.9% 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 260MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 500GB is 58.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 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 1,338 samples)
Min Avg Max
380 Read 455 503
234 Write 396 475
224 Mixed 376 446
203 SusWrite 333 428
87.6% 390 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 32.5 45.5
35.5 4K Write 77.1 127
23.1 4K Mixed 41.8 62.4
144% 50.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
98.1 DQ Read 313 389
93 DQ Write 268 349
85.4 DQ Mixed 260 363
203% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
73GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 242 190 186 178 178 MB/s
Read 505
Write 464
Mixed 421
SusWrite 222
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 63.3
220% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 327
247% 331 MB/s
341GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 352 354 356 351 358 MB/s
Read 493
Write 345
Mixed 339
SusWrite 350
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 82
4K Mixed 39.1
141% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 256
221% 327 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 217 216 214 214 211 MB/s
Read 485
Write 469
Mixed 400
SusWrite 233
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 35.6
120% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 236
178% 240 MB/s
244GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 257 260 266 257 262 MB/s
Read 469
Write 439
Mixed 427
SusWrite 278
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 42.8
4K Mixed 30.5
101% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 234
174% 231 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 294 256 231 193 175 MB/s
Read 462
Write 400
Mixed 410
SusWrite 251
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 54.2
4K Mixed 33.1
108% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 96
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 113
94% 132 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 305 313 312 302 208 MB/s
Read 357
Write 345
Mixed 333
SusWrite 294
75% 332 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 36.5
4K Mixed 29
87% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 54.3
DQ Write 81.6
DQ Mixed 69.8
52% 68.6 MB/s
431GB free
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 317 326 362 357 364 MB/s
Read 347
Write 287
Mixed 298
SusWrite 328
71% 315 MB/s
4K Read 7.6
4K Write 11.8
4K Mixed 7
27% 8.8 MB/s
DQ Read 129
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 156
144% 213 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,875,199 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 500GB Builds (Compare 1,098 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: HP Z820 Workstation

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