Average Bench: 98.2% (50th of 848)

Based on 57,737 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 1.8% 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 39.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 47.2%. 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 214MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 200MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 57,737 samples)
Min Avg Max
376 Read 496 518
303 Write 392 414
259 Mixed 399 422
95.4% 429 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 4K Read 39.1 48.6
38.7 4K Write 81.1 112
18.2 4K Mixed 36.5 51.6
149% 52.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.1 DQ Read 214 380
67.6 DQ Write 200 286
18.1 DQ Mixed 78.4 130
94.2% 164 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
124GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 401
Mixed 419
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 47.7
171% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 22.8
97% 220 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 412
Mixed 419
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 45.4
174% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 46.1
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 115
100% 140 MB/s
287GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 400
Mixed 413
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 27.3
146% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 38.3
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 25.5
36% 63.1 MB/s
368GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 451
Write 342
Mixed 383
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 9.87
4K Write 11.1
4K Mixed 6.49
29% 9.14 MB/s
DQ Read 42.5
DQ Write 35.6
DQ Mixed 6.07
14% 28.1 MB/s
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 Prices

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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 11,887 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 - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,089

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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 21 months ago.

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6 hrs ago.

Price is a little higher than it could be


Poor

14 days ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Good

3 months ago.

the best drive SSD for notebook of use semi-professional


Poor

13 days ago.

I'm loving it


Outstanding

3 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Good

14 months ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Outstanding

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

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


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Intel Core i7-7700K $310AMD RX 480 $195Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $235Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $110SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $430SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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