Average Bench: 97.6% (61st of 857)

Based on 95,688 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 2.4% 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 38.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 44.6%. 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 210MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 197MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 95,688 samples)
Min Avg Max
476 Read 501 517
352 Write 395 415
280 Mixed 401 422
96.2% 433 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.4 4K Read 38.7 48
36.1 4K Write 77.2 110
18.8 4K Mixed 36.2 50.8
146% 50.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.4 DQ Read 210 379
68 DQ Write 197 285
18.9 DQ Mixed 79.4 130
93.6% 162 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
418GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 413
Mixed 420
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 41.7
185% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 29.2
97% 212 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 407
Mixed 418
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 97.2
4K Mixed 43.2
159% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 129
152% 264 MB/s
429GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 412
Mixed 419
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 29
166% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 29.8
100% 221 MB/s
411GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 401
Mixed 409
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 54.4
4K Mixed 35.6
130% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 58.2
64% 110 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 379
Mixed 385
94% 423 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 27.3
117% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 31.3
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 19
39% 73.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,531,581 SSDs tested.

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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 16,217 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,154

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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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2 days ago.

Fast & reliable. The Samsung Magician software helps to bring it out to its full potential.


Poor

3 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

2 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Good

2 months ago.

the best drive SSD for notebook of use semi-professional


Good

3 months ago.

I'm loving it


Outstanding

8 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

4 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Outstanding

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

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


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Intel Core i7-7700K $298Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $390Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $126
Intel Core i5-7600K $212Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $168
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