Average Bench: 96.4% (67th of 863)

Based on 132,090 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500G, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB, Samsun SSD 850 EVO 500G, Samsung SSD 850 EVO, Samsung SSD 850

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 Evo 500GB averaged just 3.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 38.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 52.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 198MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 192MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 132,090 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 495 518
305 Write 392 415
251 Mixed 398 422
95.2% 428 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.3 4K Read 38.3 47.8
42.7 4K Write 80.2 111
17.8 4K Mixed 35 51.6
145% 51.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.1 DQ Read 198 381
62.4 DQ Write 192 285
17.6 DQ Mixed 72.7 130
88.2% 154 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 412
Mixed 420
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 52.3
189% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 128
148% 258 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 389
Mixed 407
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 26.9
150% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 45.2
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 26.6
60% 115 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: EMT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 389
Mixed 410
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 70.9
4K Mixed 32.9
133% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 80.9
94% 163 MB/s
395GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 417
Mixed 424
101% 453 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 53.3
4K Mixed 37.5
132% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 88.9
DQ Mixed 53.1
58% 98 MB/s
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 14,357 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,209

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 Comments

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

A higher caliber SSD with enhanced performance and endurance...

Added 2 years ago.

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1 day ago.

never a problem had for over 2 years extremely fast


Poor

6 months ago.

I've been using it for more than a year now. excellent performance and thanks to a very handy software kit bundled with it


Good

5 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

1 month ago.

Hugely fast


Good

7 months ago.

I'm loving it


Good

28 days ago.

cel mai bun


Outstanding

11 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

14 months ago.

O boy This Thing is the bomb!!! expensive (for my country) but TOTALLY WORTH IT!


Excellent

25 days ago.

Besides gaming and a GPU upgrade, this is the biggest upgrade you can make for your computer. It'll feel faster and more responsive in every way except framerate. I enjoy the 500GB size as it is large enough to use as a boot drive and to store almost all of my games and applications without having to worry about space constantly.


Good

22 months ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

8 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

5 months ago.

SSD's been the most life changing part in years. I am loyal to Samsung for fiability and top performances.


Outstanding

16 months ago.

Amazing quality, easy to install and optimize, plenty of space and great warranty.


Excellent

12 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

14 months ago.

Cold boot went from 30 or 35 seconds to 6 seconds.


Good

12 months ago.

Gave my machine new life...however, it is running pretty slowly percentile-wise.


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Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $250AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $180Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $192SanDisk Extreme 64GB $30
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