Average Bench: 95.4% (108th of 921)

Based on 184,154 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 4.5% 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 37.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 45.2%. 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 185MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 184MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 184,154 samples)
Min Avg Max
422 Read 498 518
336 Write 396 415
288 Mixed 401 423
96.1% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.7 4K Read 37.5 46.9
39.9 4K Write 76 104
17.6 4K Mixed 34.9 50.6
142% 49.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.2 DQ Read 185 370
60.1 DQ Write 184 283
17.9 DQ Mixed 71.8 129
84.8% 147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
16GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 408
Mixed 419
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 92.9
4K Mixed 49.7
177% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 112
140% 250 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 410
Mixed 415
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 46.9
178% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 108
139% 251 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 410
Mixed 419
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 46.1
180% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 47.3
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 102
91% 130 MB/s
396GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 399
Mixed 415
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 31.8
105% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 128
140% 237 MB/s
292GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 386
Mixed 401
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 30.4
120% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 37.4
DQ Write 61.2
DQ Mixed 20.4
24% 39.7 MB/s
317GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 398
Mixed 416
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 19.8
95% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 34.7
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 19.5
56% 112 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 477
Write 396
Mixed 406
95% 426 MB/s
4K Read 12.4
4K Write 36.6
4K Mixed 14.6
57% 21.2 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 70.4
78% 130 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $13718 mins
AmazonUS $1603 months
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 19,557 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,283

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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 2 years ago.

Good

1 month ago.

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


Poor

11 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

5 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Outstanding

16 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

5 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

13 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Outstanding

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Good

17 months ago.

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


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Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $300Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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