Average Bench: 87.3% (351st of 1058)

Based on 1,752 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860

Very good average bench

The Samsung 860 500GB averaged just 12.7% 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 205MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.8MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 500GB is 66.2%. 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 312MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 363MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,752 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 444 499
200 Write 382 477
227 Mixed 363 445
162 SusWrite 312 431
84.2% 375 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 29.2 44.5
29.6 4K Write 67.9 120
17 4K Mixed 36.8 60.9
127% 44.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
49.2 DQ Read 236 386
85.9 DQ Write 260 360
50.7 DQ Mixed 205 360
166% 234 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
324GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 364 363 367 374 361 MB/s
Read 455
Write 441
Mixed 404
SusWrite 368
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 66.9
4K Mixed 41.3
143% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 360
256% 328 MB/s
330GB free
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 186 181 186 172 178 MB/s
Read 490
Write 463
Mixed 445
SusWrite 184
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 37.8
126% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 109
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 163
145% 210 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 281 300 291 263 242 MB/s
Read 453
Write 308
Mixed 276
SusWrite 266
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 64.6
4K Mixed 24.9
99% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 66.3
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 90
100% 159 MB/s
320GB free
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 321 328 313 326 332 MB/s
Read 386
Write 380
Mixed 343
SusWrite 322
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 13.4
4K Write 14.1
4K Mixed 11.7
43% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 142
114% 157 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,207,617 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 500GB Builds (Compare 1,937 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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