Average Bench: 68.2% (621st of 1011)

Based on 48 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO

Above average average bench

The Samsung 860 EVO 500GB averaged 31.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 119MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB is 27%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 127MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 32.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 48 samples)
Min Avg Max
260 Read 381 511
217 Write 365 469
247 Mixed 352 438
227 SusWrite 352 429
81.7% 362 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.8 4K Read 21.7 31.5
11.5 4K Write 32.9 47.6
10.6 4K Mixed 25.3 33.9
82.8% 26.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14 DQ Read 127 166
14 DQ Write 125 176
11.5 DQ Mixed 119 160
91.4% 124 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 430 434 401 295 297 MB/s
Read 448
Write 430
Mixed 413
SusWrite 379
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 28.5
4K Mixed 21.2
69% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 107
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 111
83% 110 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 315 302 298 304 323 MB/s
Read 306
Write 283
Mixed 283
SusWrite 308
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 38
4K Mixed 26.5
85% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 135
100% 132 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,503,312 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 EVO 500GB Builds (Compare 410 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 28%
Workstation 18%

System: Dell XPS 630i

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $190

Popular 860 EVO 500GB systems:

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Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $73
Intel Core i5-9600K $240Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $200
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $70SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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