Average Bench: 97.2% (62nd of 859)

Based on 97,875 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 2.7% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 48.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 197MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 189MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 97,875 samples)
Min Avg Max
431 Read 500 518
311 Write 395 415
238 Mixed 400 422
95.9% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.1 4K Read 39 48.1
39.9 4K Write 81 111
18.5 4K Mixed 35.2 51.4
147% 51.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.1 DQ Read 197 378
60.8 DQ Write 189 285
17.7 DQ Mixed 73.5 130
88.1% 153 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
287GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 514
Write 413
Mixed 420
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 48
200% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 116
142% 250 MB/s
342GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 501
Write 409
Mixed 420
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 46.5
4K Mixed 38.5
116% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 92.6
DQ Mixed 58.6
66% 116 MB/s
253GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 507
Write 406
Mixed 419
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 40.2
4K Mixed 30.1
100% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 108
119% 204 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 507
Write 400
Mixed 411
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 22.1
117% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 37.3
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 116
100% 140 MB/s
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,184

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

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

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9 days ago.

never a problem had for over 2 years extremely fast


4 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


3 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


3 months ago.

the best drive SSD for notebook of use semi-professional


4 months ago.

I'm loving it


9 months ago.

Best of the best


12 months ago.

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


20 months ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


5 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


3 months ago.

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


14 months ago.

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


10 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


12 months ago.

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


10 months ago.

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

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
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