Average Bench: 95.5% (61st of 853)

Based on 84,977 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 4.5% 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 38.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 48%. 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 185MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 84,977 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 494 517
299 Write 388 414
270 Mixed 396 422
94.7% 426 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 4K Read 38.1 47.5
37.5 4K Write 77.4 111
17.9 4K Mixed 34.9 51
143% 50.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.3 DQ Read 198 380
61.7 DQ Write 185 284
18 DQ Mixed 72.1 129
86.8% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
77GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 405
Mixed 413
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 43
176% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 45.8
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 28.3
61% 116 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 414
Mixed 421
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 31.4
148% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 98.6
98% 156 MB/s
333GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 380
Write 323
Mixed 322
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 36.5
140% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 122
113% 177 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 376
Write 292
Mixed 302
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 71.9
4K Mixed 35.5
146% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 79.7
DQ Mixed 120
95% 135 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 413
Mixed 418
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 20.4
109% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 36.9
DQ Write 73.5
DQ Mixed 20
25% 43.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,281,939 SSDs tested.

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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 15,401 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,158

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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.

Poor

2 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

1 month ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Good

1 month ago.

the best drive SSD for notebook of use semi-professional


Good

2 months ago.

I'm loving it


Outstanding

7 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Good

18 months ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

3 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Outstanding

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

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


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Intel Core i7-7700K $295Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $268AMD RX 480 $260Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
Intel Core i5-7600K $238Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $239Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $714SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $132SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $44HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $143SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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