Average Bench: 95.5% (61st of 853)

Based on 84,977 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 4.5% 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 38.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 48%. 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 185MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 84,977 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 494 517
299 Write 388 414
270 Mixed 396 422
94.7% 426 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 4K Read 38.1 47.5
37.5 4K Write 77.4 111
17.9 4K Mixed 34.9 51
143% 50.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.3 DQ Read 198 380
61.7 DQ Write 185 284
18 DQ Mixed 72.1 129
86.8% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
113GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 404
Mixed 416
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 51.1
182% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 118
147% 262 MB/s
441GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 399
Mixed 409
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 28.4
152% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 28.2
100% 221 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 406
Mixed 416
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 23.3
129% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 40.5
DQ Write 73.8
DQ Mixed 22.8
27% 45.7 MB/s
394GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 411
Mixed 419
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 28.7
4K Mixed 24.8
83% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 94.7
109% 188 MB/s
366GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 375
Write 273
Mixed 297
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 53
4K Mixed 35.6
127% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 72.1
77% 131 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 414
Mixed 220
84% 383 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 30.8
4K Mixed 21
78% 24.9 MB/s
DQ Read 68.3
DQ Write 48.9
DQ Mixed 30.2
30% 49.1 MB/s
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 15,414 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,124

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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.

Poor

2 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

1 month ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Good

1 month ago.

the best drive SSD for notebook of use semi-professional


Good

2 months ago.

I'm loving it


Outstanding

7 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Good

18 months ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

3 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Outstanding

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Good

8 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 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $268AMD RX 480 $260Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
Intel Core i5-7600K $238Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $239Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $714SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $132SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $44HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $143SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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