Average Bench: 95% (115th of 929)

Based on 230,460 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 4.9% 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 37.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 47.3%. 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 186MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 187MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 230,460 samples)
Min Avg Max
402 Read 499 518
304 Write 393 415
299 Mixed 403 423
96% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.4 4K Read 37.5 46.5
38.6 4K Write 76.6 104
18 4K Mixed 34.2 49.5
141% 49.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.1 DQ Read 186 371
61.5 DQ Write 187 283
18.1 DQ Mixed 69.1 129
84.2% 147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
426GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 409
Mixed 421
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 48
175% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 129
142% 240 MB/s
332GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 402
Mixed 416
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 25.1
126% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 60.2
64% 108 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 397
Mixed 414
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 68.8
4K Mixed 24.1
122% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 38.7
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 27
57% 109 MB/s
405GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 410
Write 327
Mixed 318
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 58.8
4K Mixed 20.9
102% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 38.8
DQ Write 91.8
DQ Mixed 24.1
30% 51.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,163,897 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $12322 mins
AmazonUS $1605 months
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 21,087 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,243

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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 3 years ago.

Good

3 months ago.

très bon SSD, rapport qualité prix intéressant : 139,90 € au 13/01/2018.


Poor

13 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

6 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

20 days ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Outstanding

18 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

7 months 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

2 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

14 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Outstanding

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $175Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
Intel Core i7-8700K $317Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $123
Intel Core i5-8600K $239AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $116
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $177SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $911SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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