Average Bench: 98.7% - 42nd / 814

Based on 49,040 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 1.3% 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 38.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.2MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 49.1%. 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 227MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 391MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 49,040 samples)
Min Avg Max
386 Read 495 517
322 Write 391 414
234 Mixed 394 422
94.9% 427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.8 4K Read 38.9 48.5
39.4 4K Write 80.2 112
18.3 4K Mixed 37.2 52.8
149% 52.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.4 DQ Read 227 381
66.8 DQ Write 209 287
18.6 DQ Mixed 81.8 130
98.7% 173 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
263GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 388
Mixed 414
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 48.6
178% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 130
146% 250 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 401
Mixed 300
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 47.9
180% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 45.3
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 98.9
86% 121 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 385
Mixed 411
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 35.6
128% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 62.9
67% 112 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 1,917,497 SSDs tested.

 Prices

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BHPhotoUS $169.661 day ago.
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 9,738 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,114

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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 19 months ago.

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9 hrs ago.

Price is a little higher than it could be


Poor

5 days ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Good

1 month ago.

the best drive SSD for notebook of use semi-professional


Good

3 months ago.

I'm loving it


Outstanding

1 month ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Outstanding

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

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


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Intel Core i7-6700K $330AMD RX 480 $190Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $98
Intel Core i5-6600K $220Nvidia GTX 1070 $377Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i7-4790K $338Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
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