Average Bench: 96.7% (84th of 911)

Based on 187,220 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 3.2% 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 38.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 44.4%. 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 201MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 189MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 187,220 samples)
Min Avg Max
473 Read 501 517
351 Write 398 414
310 Mixed 404 422
96.5% 434 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 4K Read 38.2 46.7
42.4 4K Write 77.6 104
18.5 4K Mixed 35.3 50.3
144% 50.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.7 DQ Read 201 375
63.2 DQ Write 189 283
18.2 DQ Mixed 74.3 129
88.9% 155 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
372GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 514
Write 414
Mixed 417
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 48.6
179% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 114
127% 216 MB/s
224GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 512
Write 399
Mixed 415
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 27
154% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 100
129% 232 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 502
Write 403
Mixed 213
82% 373 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 46.5
4K Mixed 45.5
133% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 38.5
DQ Mixed 19.1
52% 119 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 511
Write 414
Mixed 419
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 36.7
137% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 36.8
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 52.7
48% 70.3 MB/s
416GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 505
Write 404
Mixed 398
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 72.5
4K Mixed 17.6
109% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 30.3
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 16.8
37% 72 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,060,410 SSDs tested.


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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 18,672 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,250

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

A higher caliber SSD with enhanced performance and endurance...

Added 2 years ago.


2 months ago.

it's cool


6 days ago.

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


2 days ago.

Its fu**in fast


10 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


24 days ago.

fastest ssd


4 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


10 hrs ago.

good very good


1 month ago.



2 months ago.

Hugely fast


11 months ago.

I'm loving it


4 months ago.

cel mai bun


18 months ago.

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


15 months ago.

Best of the best


4 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.


2 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


12 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


9 months ago.

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


20 months ago.

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


16 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


18 months ago.

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


16 months ago.

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

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Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $335Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $188AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $139
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $190SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $216SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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