Average Bench: 96.8% (52nd of 848)

Based on 62,087 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 3.1% 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 38.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 48.4%. 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 205MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 194MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 62,087 samples)
Min Avg Max
380 Read 497 518
300 Write 389 415
271 Mixed 399 422
95.3% 428 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 4K Read 38.7 48.1
41.6 4K Write 79.7 110
19.1 4K Mixed 35.4 51.6
146% 51.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.9 DQ Read 205 378
62.5 DQ Write 194 287
18.3 DQ Mixed 74.9 129
90.4% 158 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
459GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 513
Write 413
Mixed 422
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 44
167% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 46.6
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 25.4
60% 116 MB/s
419GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 515
Write 403
Mixed 414
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 25.7
144% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 44.3
DQ Write 88.8
DQ Mixed 25
31% 52.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,574,185 SSDs tested.


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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 12,775 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $141

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,079

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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


16 days ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


24 days ago.

the best drive SSD for notebook of use semi-professional


5 hrs ago.

I'm loving it


4 months ago.

Best of the best


7 months ago.

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


15 months ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


26 days ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


9 months ago.

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


5 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


7 months ago.

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


5 months ago.

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

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Intel Core i7-7700K $310Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $106
Intel Pentium G4560 $60AMD RX 480 $220Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $140
Intel Core i5-7600K $229Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $219Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $170
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 64GB $35
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $115SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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