Average Bench: 114% (121st of 956)

Based on 231,419 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

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 850 Evo 500GB averaged 13.8% higher 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 325MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 55.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 52.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 362MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 372MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 231,419 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 471 506
327 Write 439 490
304 Mixed 372 413
173 SusWrite 362 481
92.4% 411 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.6 4K Read 40.4 47.9
52.2 4K Write 103 135
35.3 4K Mixed 55.2 67.1
186% 66.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
180 DQ Read 348 386
124 DQ Write 316 354
143 DQ Mixed 325 367
246% 330 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 446 445 446 444 448 MB/s
Read 467
Write 448
Mixed 405
SusWrite 442
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 68
225% 80.9 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 300
231% 311 MB/s
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 400 429 420 380 343 MB/s
Read 500
Write 484
Mixed 396
SusWrite 400
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 64.1
221% 79.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
448GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 460 469 480 478 474 MB/s
Read 493
Write 462
Mixed 390
SusWrite 470
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 60.8
204% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 356
268% 358 MB/s
254GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 339 397 410 391 376 MB/s
Read 496
Write 465
Mixed 389
SusWrite 392
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 61.3
211% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 317
238% 318 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,933,425 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $1205 mins
AmazonUS $1607 months
OutletPCUS $18818 days
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 22,736 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,136

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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

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 days ago.

Excelent!


Poor

15 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

8 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

2 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Excellent

23 months ago.

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


Outstanding

20 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

9 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

16 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

23 months ago.

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


Good

21 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $239AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $172SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $191SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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