Average Bench: 97.2% (226th of 1030)

Based on 1,109 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 860 500GB averaged just 2.7% 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 268MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 500GB is 57.2%. 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 329MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 377MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,109 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 454 507
234 Write 396 484
227 Mixed 377 450
184 SusWrite 329 430
87.5% 389 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.7 4K Read 32.9 45.8
34.7 4K Write 80.6 129
22.3 4K Mixed 42.7 64.1
147% 52.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
120 DQ Read 323 390
125 DQ Write 279 349
98.6 DQ Mixed 268 363
210% 290 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
237GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 316 315 305 305 306 MB/s
Read 470
Write 448
Mixed 428
SusWrite 314
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 60.2
209% 76 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 347
263% 353 MB/s
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 302 295 299 294 293 MB/s
Read 495
Write 465
Mixed 449
SusWrite 293
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 42.4
139% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 364
274% 366 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 1B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 312 312 311 309 291 MB/s
Read 427
Write 403
Mixed 385
SusWrite 324
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 66.6
4K Mixed 44.1
144% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 245
185% 250 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 316 319 319 319 318 MB/s
Read 459
Write 460
Mixed 426
SusWrite 315
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 37
120% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 352
266% 356 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 295 298 299 294 298 MB/s
Read 350
Write 298
Mixed 223
SusWrite 297
66% 292 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 21.9
122% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 233
195% 280 MB/s
246GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 158 113 95 182 76 MB/s
Read 437
Write 115
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 116
41% 189 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 40.5
4K Mixed 19.8
79% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 72.4
DQ Mixed 68.3
88% 167 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,806,534 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 500GB Builds (Compare 694 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: HP Z820 Workstation

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