SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 840 EVO vs MX500

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

840 EVO
6.6
MX500
6.6
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

840 EVO
6.9
MX500
6.8
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

840 EVO
7.9
MX500
8.3
Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

840 EVO
6.7
MX500
6.9
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Sibling view of Samsung 840 EVO

Reasons to consider the
Samsung 840 EVO

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Significantly higher capacity 1,000 GB vs 500 GB 2x higher capacity
Much larger cache 1,000 MB vs 512 MB More than 95% larger cache
Slightly faster 512K sequential write 510.27 MB/s vs 464.3 MB/s Around 10% faster 512K sequential write
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Reasons to consider the
Crucial MX500

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Higher PCMark vantage score 30,067 pts vs 25,582 pts Around 20% higher PCMark vantage score
Significantly faster photoshop lens filter 49.4 s vs 56.6 s Around 15% faster photoshop lens filter

Benchmarks Real world tests of 840 EVO vs MX500

4K Random Read

840 EVO
318.8 MB/s
MX500
317.44 MB/s

4K Random Write

840 EVO
106.65 MB/s
MX500
105.31 MB/s

Avg. Power Consumption

840 EVO
2.29 Watts
MX500
2.32 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

840 EVO
2.34 ms
MX500
2.37 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

840 EVO
0.78 ms
MX500
0.79 ms

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