Average Bench: 113% (119th of 956)

Based on 235,480 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 12.8% 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 317MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 54.8MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 60.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 357MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 371MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 235,480 samples)
Min Avg Max
386 Read 471 507
285 Write 437 492
280 Mixed 371 413
143 SusWrite 357 484
91.9% 409 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.6 4K Read 40.4 48.5
49.3 4K Write 102 135
34.7 4K Mixed 54.8 67.5
185% 65.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
101 DQ Read 344 386
114 DQ Write 311 355
62.3 DQ Mixed 317 367
240% 324 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
207GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 487 489 490 495 494 467 MB/s
Read 506
Write 495
Mixed 413
SusWrite 487
107% 475 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 63.9
214% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 280
224% 311 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 188 184 178 182 183 MB/s
Read 475
Write 447
Mixed 396
SusWrite 214
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 65.4
224% 83.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 361 MB/s
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 305 248 249 242 246 MB/s
Read 356
Write 340
Mixed 310
SusWrite 274
72% 320 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 43.1
4K Mixed 19.9
71% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 154
121% 172 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,545,790 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $1141 min
OutletPCUS $1312 hrs
AmazonUS $1608 months
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 23,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,107

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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

6 months ago.

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


Poor

16 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

10 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

3 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Outstanding

21 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

10 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

18 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

15 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

22 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

22 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $114
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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