Average Bench: 96.3% (64th of 859)

Based on 92,372 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 3.6% 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 38.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 47.2%. 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 188MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 186MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 92,372 samples)
Min Avg Max
393 Read 498 517
317 Write 395 415
292 Mixed 402 422
96% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 4K Read 38.7 47.6
37.4 4K Write 78.8 109
18.7 4K Mixed 35 51.1
145% 50.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.9 DQ Read 188 378
63.7 DQ Write 186 285
18.1 DQ Mixed 73.1 130
86.2% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
344GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 399
Mixed 413
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 49.5
180% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 130
149% 257 MB/s
176GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 411
Mixed 422
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 48.7
178% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 123
147% 257 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 414
Mixed 419
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 77
4K Mixed 42.4
154% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 99.3
110% 186 MB/s
340GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 404
Mixed 416
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 42.9
137% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 129
146% 251 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 414
Mixed 424
101% 453 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 30.1
174% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 48.6
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 30.2
38% 66.2 MB/s
319GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 396
Mixed 412
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 30.4
162% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 46.2
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 20.2
58% 117 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 414
Mixed 425
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 25.7
147% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 42.6
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 25.2
58% 113 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,184

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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...

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10 days ago.

never a problem had for over 2 years extremely fast


Poor

4 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

3 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Good

3 months ago.

the best drive SSD for notebook of use semi-professional


Good

5 months ago.

I'm loving it


Outstanding

9 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

6 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Outstanding

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Good

10 months ago.

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


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Intel Core i7-7700K $295Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $210Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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