Average Bench: 67.4% (686th of 1058)

Based on 161 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO

Above average average bench

The Samsung 860 EVO 500GB averaged 32.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 120MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 26.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB is 26.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 125MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 34.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 161 samples)
Min Avg Max
301 Read 370 448
263 Write 356 439
276 Mixed 341 416
227 SusWrite 335 400
79% 350 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.8 4K Read 21.8 29.2
21.4 4K Write 34.6 39.2
16.6 4K Mixed 26.3 33.3
85.1% 27.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
61.3 DQ Read 125 162
58.8 DQ Write 122 167
48.3 DQ Mixed 120 160
91% 122 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
48GB free
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 367 368 374 374 374 MB/s
Read 411
Write 403
Mixed 375
SusWrite 361
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 38.4
4K Mixed 33.6
108% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 156
116% 153 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 355 349 361 348 345 MB/s
Read 349
Write 340
Mixed 330
SusWrite 351
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 37.9
4K Mixed 30.2
99% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 142
104% 137 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 325 373 370 363 354 MB/s
Read 361
Write 350
Mixed 319
SusWrite 358
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 38.9
4K Mixed 28.7
92% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 144
108% 143 MB/s
452GB free
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 243 221 243 245 241 MB/s
Read 395
Write 397
Mixed 368
SusWrite 238
79% 349 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 34.1
4K Mixed 30.5
100% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 74.1
DQ Mixed 46.8
48% 80.2 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 326 217 327 220 326 MB/s
Read 351
Write 74.5
Mixed 330
SusWrite 272
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 38.6
4K Mixed 29.5
96% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 26.1
DQ Write 42.8
DQ Mixed 31.5
25% 33.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,206,605 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 EVO 500GB Builds (Compare 1,195 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asrock N68C-S UCC

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