Average Bench: 115% (120th of 955)

Based on 223,355 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 14.6% 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 326MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 55.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 52%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 368MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 373MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 223,355 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 472 507
321 Write 443 491
301 Mixed 373 411
152 SusWrite 368 485
93.1% 414 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.8 4K Read 40.7 48.3
54 4K Write 103 138
37.2 4K Mixed 55.6 67.7
187% 66.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
190 DQ Read 350 385
160 DQ Write 318 353
125 DQ Mixed 326 365
247% 331 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 313 353 336 343 339 MB/s
Read 430
Write 413
Mixed 349
SusWrite 345
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 59
195% 70.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 331
257% 353 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 239 238 234 226 228 MB/s
Read 491
Write 438
Mixed 400
SusWrite 270
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 55.6
188% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 126 131 131 133 134 MB/s
Read 490
Write 463
Mixed 359
SusWrite 172
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 59.6
204% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,569,776 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $1216 mins
AmazonUS $1606 months
OutletPCUS $1881 day
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 21,993 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,168

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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

4 months ago.

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


Poor

14 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

7 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

1 month ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Excellent

22 months ago.

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


Outstanding

19 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

8 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

15 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Outstanding

24 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

22 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $289Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Intel Core i5-8600K $245AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $176SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $58HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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