Average Bench: 96.4% (64th of 859)

Based on 111,911 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 3.5% 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 38.4MB/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 47%. 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 191MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 191MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 111,911 samples)
Min Avg Max
380 Read 499 518
307 Write 394 415
277 Mixed 401 422
95.9% 431 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 4K Read 38.4 47.6
40 4K Write 78.6 110
18.6 4K Mixed 35.2 51.3
145% 50.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.5 DQ Read 191 378
62.7 DQ Write 191 286
17.8 DQ Mixed 74.8 129
88.1% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
351GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 413
Mixed 419
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 47.9
187% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 128
148% 256 MB/s
278GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 413
Mixed 419
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 40.6
161% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 103
112% 188 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,139,020 SSDs tested.

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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 13,208 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,155

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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...

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10 days ago.

never a problem had for over 2 years extremely fast


Poor

5 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

4 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

2 days ago.

Hugely fast


Good

5 months ago.

I'm loving it


Outstanding

10 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Good

21 months ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

7 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Outstanding

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

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


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Intel Core i7-7700K $299Nvidia GTX 1070 $386Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $508Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $126
Intel Core i5-7600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $158SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $920SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $67Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $180SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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