Average Bench: 96.7% (76th of 885)

Based on 162,927 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 3.3% 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 37.7MB/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 42.9%. 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 210MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 198MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 162,927 samples)
Min Avg Max
394 Read 499 517
316 Write 393 414
302 Mixed 403 422
96% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.4 4K Read 37.7 46.9
38.9 4K Write 78.2 106
18.5 4K Mixed 35.3 50.4
144% 50.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.5 DQ Read 210 375
69.9 DQ Write 198 283
17.9 DQ Mixed 76.6 129
92.6% 162 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
294GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 410
Mixed 419
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 49.5
176% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 132
151% 261 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 383
Mixed 413
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 69.2
4K Mixed 42.1
150% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 89.3
101% 175 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 385
Mixed 410
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 26.8
141% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 45.3
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 26
61% 118 MB/s
187GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 400
Mixed 407
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 66.7
4K Mixed 33
131% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 39.3
DQ Write 80.9
DQ Mixed 22.9
28% 47.7 MB/s
310GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 463
Write 376
Mixed 378
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 56.6
4K Mixed 21.9
90% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 77.1
91% 162 MB/s
355GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 377
Write 188
Mixed 236
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 43.9
4K Mixed 30.6
112% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 19.1
51% 110 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $14621 mins
AmazonUS $1601 month
OutletPCUS $16820 hrs
NeweggUS $1734 days
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 17,651 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: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,247

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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.

Excellent

1 month ago.

it's cool


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

24 days ago.

Its fu**in fast


Poor

9 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

2 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

18 days ago.

idk


Excellent

29 days ago.

Hugely fast


Good

9 months ago.

I'm loving it


Good

3 months ago.

cel mai bun


Outstanding

14 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

10 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Outstanding

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

17 months ago.

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


Good

15 months ago.

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


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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
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