Average Bench: 88.8% (333rd of 1058)

Based on 1,369 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860

Very good average bench

The Samsung 860 500GB averaged just 11.1% 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 211MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.4MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 500GB is 63%. 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 321MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 363MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,369 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 448 500
203 Write 382 469
222 Mixed 363 443
171 SusWrite 321 431
84.9% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 4K Read 29.5 44.5
31.4 4K Write 69.2 122
17.7 4K Mixed 37.4 61.8
129% 45.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
48.7 DQ Read 247 387
72.2 DQ Write 259 354
47.4 DQ Mixed 211 361
170% 239 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 315 315 316 309 304 MB/s
Read 452
Write 314
Mixed 294
SusWrite 311
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 37.4
149% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 246
211% 312 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 247 237 230 220 209 MB/s
Read 455
Write 263
Mixed 258
SusWrite 234
67% 303 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 37.6
145% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 239
200% 291 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 301 304 304 304 308 MB/s
Read 420
Write 301
Mixed 278
SusWrite 304
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 32.3
133% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 236
206% 306 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 305 306 306 305 305 MB/s
Read 458
Write 420
Mixed 391
SusWrite 312
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 55.7
4K Mixed 36.3
122% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 253
192% 258 MB/s
266GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 371 369 372 369 370 MB/s
Read 474
Write 378
Mixed 312
SusWrite 369
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 31.3
129% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 81.1
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 93.1
82% 118 MB/s
265GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 310 310 310 308 308 MB/s
Read 496
Write 454
Mixed 438
SusWrite 309
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 47.3
4K Mixed 33.7
112% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 193
163% 238 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 308 307 309 312 313 MB/s
Read 474
Write 77.4
Mixed 298
SusWrite 310
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 52.4
4K Mixed 27.8
99% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 196
159% 226 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,074,796 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 500GB Builds (Compare 1,711 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: HP Z820 Workstation

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