Average Bench: 96.7% (216th of 1012)

Based on 523 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 860 500GB averaged just 3.3% 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 246MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42.5MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 500GB is 67.7%. 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 326MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 374MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 523 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 452 517
214 Write 390 491
229 Mixed 374 458
187 SusWrite 326 422
86.6% 386 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 32.5 46.2
36.1 4K Write 83.4 146
21.8 4K Mixed 42.5 65.6
148% 52.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
113 DQ Read 310 390
72.1 DQ Write 269 349
42.2 DQ Mixed 246 364
196% 275 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
231GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 299 286 297 299 302 MB/s
Read 500
Write 482
Mixed 460
SusWrite 313
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 66.7
234% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 266
201% 269 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: 3B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 348 322 323 323 322 MB/s
Read 473
Write 449
Mixed 436
SusWrite 329
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 58.7
215% 84 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 361
272% 364 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 354 358 352 347 341 MB/s
Read 455
Write 436
Mixed 416
SusWrite 360
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 46.3
152% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 287
214% 284 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,944,221 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 500GB Builds (Compare 2,505 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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Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $44
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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