Average Bench: 96.6% (229th of 1026)

Based on 636 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 860 1TB averaged just 3.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 860 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 254MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.3MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 1TB is 72.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 360MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 372MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 636 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 455 515
156 Write 398 493
145 Mixed 372 454
95.1 SusWrite 360 469
89.2% 396 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.2 4K Read 31.1 46.4
33.3 4K Write 77.8 136
19.7 4K Mixed 41.3 65.1
141% 50 MB/s
Min Avg Max
53.7 DQ Read 305 390
71.2 DQ Write 260 349
46.4 DQ Mixed 254 364
198% 273 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
551GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 452 459 461 464 465 MB/s
Read 513
Write 494
Mixed 458
SusWrite 459
108% 481 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 61.3
211% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 294
240% 342 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 440 418 436 436 420 MB/s
Read 420
Write 412
Mixed 366
SusWrite 435
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 73
4K Mixed 37.1
124% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 359
270% 360 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 4B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 381 407 405 385 411 MB/s
Read 476
Write 326
Mixed 390
SusWrite 400
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 36.5
4K Mixed 33.5
118% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 53.2
DQ Mixed 107
95% 151 MB/s
774GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 455 402 76 75 71 MB/s
Read 414
Write 408
Mixed 358
SusWrite 256
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 37.8
124% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 360
270% 360 MB/s
686GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 451 373 364 380 355 MB/s
Read 426
Write 412
Mixed 355
SusWrite 388
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 36.6
4K Mixed 21.3
73% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 336
252% 335 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,453,876 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 1TB Builds (Compare 3,329 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

System: HP Z820 Workstation

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