Average Bench: 113% (176th of 1026)

Based on 300 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 860 EVO 500GB averaged 12.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 321MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB is 51.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 404MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 413MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 300 samples)
Min Avg Max
429 Read 489 517
261 Write 443 492
298 Mixed 413 468
110 SusWrite 404 490
98.4% 437 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 37 45.5
52.2 4K Write 96.6 129
33.1 4K Mixed 50.5 65
172% 61.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
169 DQ Read 355 386
121 DQ Write 316 346
110 DQ Mixed 321 362
245% 331 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
356GB free
Firmware: RVQ02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 455 393 394 397 400 MB/s
Read 518
Write 493
Mixed 422
SusWrite 414
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 54.1
195% 74 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 356
268% 359 MB/s
502GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 475 472 473 473 480 480 MB/s
Read 499
Write 467
Mixed 460
SusWrite 476
107% 475 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 55.9
182% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 228
186% 258 MB/s
572GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 467 473 326 366 355 MB/s
Read 503
Write 472
Mixed 455
SusWrite 407
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 52.9
174% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 356
268% 359 MB/s
433GB free
Firmware: RVQ02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 398 483 485 484 487 MB/s
Read 504
Write 481
Mixed 406
SusWrite 447
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 46.1
159% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 354
266% 356 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: RVQ02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 477 476 475 477 477 477 MB/s
Read 482
Write 81.5
Mixed 400
SusWrite 476
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 41.3
150% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 353
266% 356 MB/s
614GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 368 368 393 429 439 MB/s
Read 488
Write 438
Mixed 305
SusWrite 400
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 39.5
139% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 265
222% 321 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,453,392 SSDs tested.

Typical 860 EVO 500GB Builds (Compare 34,508 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,338

Popular 860 EVO 500GB compatible motherboards:

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