Average Bench: 95.4% (107th of 921)

Based on 7,116 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 500GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 EVO M.2 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 M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 37.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB is 44.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 189MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 188MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,116 samples)
Min Avg Max
483 Read 502 517
373 Write 396 414
388 Mixed 406 422
96.7% 435 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 37.9 47.1
37.7 4K Write 75.9 104
17.9 4K Mixed 34 50.8
141% 49.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.4 DQ Read 189 377
59.8 DQ Write 188 283
16.8 DQ Mixed 69.2 128
84.9% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
357GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 387
Mixed 422
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 51.2
192% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 134
151% 258 MB/s
254GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 415
Mixed 422
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 40.1
158% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 110
138% 245 MB/s
355GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 402
Mixed 411
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 43.9
161% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 212
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 80.8
89% 151 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 411
Mixed 410
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 85.2
4K Mixed 27.8
131% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 27.4
85% 185 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 401
Mixed 413
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 23.8
133% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 39.2
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 20.1
54% 106 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 402
Mixed 409
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 46.7
4K Mixed 35.2
110% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 27.8
DQ Write 55
DQ Mixed 13.9
18% 32.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,469,847 SSDs tested.

Typical 850 EVO M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 6,333 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Dell Inspiron 7559

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $290Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $176AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $183SanDisk Extreme 64GB $70
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $957SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $193SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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