Average Bench: 97.3% (50th of 848)

Based on 55,669 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 2.6% 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 39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 51.4%. 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 203MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 390MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,669 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 495 518
300 Write 390 414
245 Mixed 396 422
94.9% 427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 4K Read 39 48.5
36.8 4K Write 80.9 113
17.4 4K Mixed 35.7 51.3
148% 51.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.4 DQ Read 203 380
63.5 DQ Write 200 286
17.7 DQ Mixed 75.4 130
91.4% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
426GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 411
Mixed 424
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 48.3
185% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 84.8
100% 170 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 390
Mixed 412
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 44.2
147% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 119
146% 258 MB/s
201GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 395
Mixed 408
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 33.3
154% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 117
130% 220 MB/s
434GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 416
Mixed 420
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 28.7
160% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 46.6
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 28.2
61% 118 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 404
Mixed 415
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 26.3
146% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 44.2
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 109
73% 84.7 MB/s
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 11,950 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,093

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $310Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $330AMD RX 480 $190Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $235Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $110SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $430SanDisk Extreme 32GB $26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $50HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $119SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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