Average Bench: 96.4% - 50th / 836

Based on 53,825 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 35.3MB/s
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Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 50.7%. 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 202MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 196MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 53,825 samples)
Min Avg Max
383 Read 496 517
304 Write 388 414
247 Mixed 396 421
94.8% 427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25 4K Read 38.4 48.4
38 4K Write 79.2 111
17.2 4K Mixed 35.3 52.2
145% 50.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.1 DQ Read 202 380
63.8 DQ Write 196 287
18.9 DQ Mixed 75.4 130
90.7% 158 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
345GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 406
Mixed 418
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 49.4
184% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 127
145% 250 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 405
Mixed 418
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 41.2
166% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 111
136% 241 MB/s
247GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 404
Mixed 420
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 46.3
173% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 41.8
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 115
103% 147 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,131,577 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $169.991 min ago.
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BHPhotoUS $177.9912 hrs ago.
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 10,898 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,118

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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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1 day ago.

Price is a little higher than it could be


Good

2 days ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Good

2 months ago.

the best drive SSD for notebook of use semi-professional


Good

24 days ago.

I'm loving it


Outstanding

2 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Outstanding

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

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


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Intel Core i7-7700K $339Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
Intel Core i5-7600K $240AMD RX 480 $177Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $130
Intel Pentium G4560 $60Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $170
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