Average Bench: 96.8% - 50th / 836

Based on 53,886 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 3.1% 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 38.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 49.6%. 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 211MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 389MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 53,886 samples)
Min Avg Max
381 Read 495 517
310 Write 389 414
242 Mixed 397 422
94.9% 427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.1 4K Read 38.3 48.6
35.8 4K Write 78.9 111
18.2 4K Mixed 35.6 52.4
145% 50.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.6 DQ Read 211 382
65.1 DQ Write 199 288
18.4 DQ Mixed 76.8 130
93% 163 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
351GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 414
Mixed 422
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 53.4
198% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 133
154% 267 MB/s
150GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 402
Mixed 419
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 95
4K Mixed 46.8
166% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 120
147% 260 MB/s
375GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 398
Mixed 419
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 49.8
167% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 118
144% 255 MB/s
326GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 404
Mixed 417
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 45.5
148% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 132
148% 253 MB/s
276GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 399
Mixed 416
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 52.6
4K Mixed 41.6
127% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 128
147% 255 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,124,209 SSDs tested.

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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 10,860 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,118

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $346Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
Intel Pentium G4560 $72AMD RX 480 $175Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $124
Intel Core i5-7600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $170
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $570SanDisk Extreme 32GB $26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $50HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $123SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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