Average Bench: 97.2% (67th of 866)

Based on 149,929 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 2.8% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 38.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 46.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 200MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 198MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 149,929 samples)
Min Avg Max
456 Read 501 518
354 Write 398 415
315 Mixed 406 423
96.7% 435 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 4K Read 38.5 48
39.1 4K Write 80.6 109
17.5 4K Mixed 34.6 51.6
145% 51.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31 DQ Read 200 379
63.3 DQ Write 198 284
17.7 DQ Mixed 74.8 130
90.5% 158 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
435GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 517
Write 402
Mixed 420
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 48.8
175% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 130
149% 257 MB/s
231GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 510
Write 399
Mixed 412
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 46.3
164% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 129
142% 240 MB/s
444GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 517
Write 416
Mixed 422
100% 452 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 30
169% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 50
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 120
107% 153 MB/s
235GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 510
Write 414
Mixed 423
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 51.1
4K Mixed 36.6
132% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 74.2
90% 163 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 507
Write 402
Mixed 408
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 72.5
4K Mixed 23.7
128% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 40.3
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 22.5
48% 91.6 MB/s
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 15,125 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,170

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Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

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4 days ago.

Solid performance. Trims up nice and fast. My old HP laptop can't keep up!


7 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


17 days ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


1 month ago.

Hugely fast


7 months ago.

I'm loving it


1 month ago.

cel mai bun


12 months ago.

Best of the best


15 months ago.

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


1 month 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.


23 months ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


8 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


6 months ago.

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


16 months ago.

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


13 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


15 months ago.

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


13 months ago.

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

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $133
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