Average Bench: 96.1% (113th of 929)

Based on 196,127 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 3.8% 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 37.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 47%. 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 198MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 194MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 196,127 samples)
Min Avg Max
406 Read 500 518
321 Write 395 415
305 Mixed 404 423
96.2% 433 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24 4K Read 37.4 46.4
32.9 4K Write 76.7 104
17.6 4K Mixed 35.2 49.8
142% 49.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.2 DQ Read 198 372
64.2 DQ Write 194 283
17.3 DQ Mixed 74.1 130
89.2% 155 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
282GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 405
Mixed 415
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 49.2
178% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 123
139% 239 MB/s
371GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 413
Mixed 420
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 94.1
4K Mixed 49.3
182% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 129
119% 188 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 402
Mixed 418
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 88.1
4K Mixed 46
162% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 43.9
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 109
92% 128 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 522
Write 412
Mixed 419
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 97.9
4K Mixed 30.3
162% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 48.7
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 29.2
57% 109 MB/s
244GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 406
Mixed 412
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 29.5
165% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 49.1
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 112
78% 93.3 MB/s
385GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 413
Mixed 416
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 24.5
135% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 23.8
72% 156 MB/s
77GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 397
Mixed 409
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 94.1
4K Mixed 23.2
146% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 26.4
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 21.6
53% 103 MB/s
316GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 382
Mixed 404
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 45.2
4K Mixed 31.1
115% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 88
DQ Mixed 45.4
49% 82.3 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $12514 mins
AmazonUS $1605 months
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 21,235 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,196

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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 3 years ago.

Good

3 months ago.

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


Poor

13 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

7 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

24 days ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Outstanding

18 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

7 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

15 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Outstanding

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.

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


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