Average Bench: 114% (166th of 1016)

Based on 429,703 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

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 850 Evo 500GB averaged 13.6% higher 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 315MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 55.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 53.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 360MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 377MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 429,703 samples)
Min Avg Max
394 Read 476 507
326 Write 444 492
315 Mixed 377 414
145 SusWrite 360 486
93.2% 414 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29 4K Read 41.2 48.8
55.5 4K Write 100 136
37.2 4K Mixed 55.7 67.8
187% 65.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
190 DQ Read 339 386
142 DQ Write 306 362
147 DQ Mixed 315 370
238% 320 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 488 481 463 432 376 326 MB/s
Read 471
Write 458
Mixed 385
SusWrite 428
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 58.1
207% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
176GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 488 490 490 451 386 482 MB/s
Read 177
Write 365
Mixed 371
SusWrite 464
79% 344 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 65.7
222% 79.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 356
268% 358 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 451 480 480 481 481 MB/s
Read 500
Write 480
Mixed 370
SusWrite 451
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 51.6
176% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 351
264% 352 MB/s
261GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 288 279 278 280 320 MB/s
Read 437
Write 404
Mixed 359
SusWrite 290
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 53
4K Mixed 37.1
115% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 284
218% 301 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $10712 mins
OutletPCUS $1405 months
AmazonUS $1602 years
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 35,573 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,014

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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 4 years ago.

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8 days ago.

userbenchmark kept giving me error Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected.


Good

22 months ago.

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


Good

9 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

5 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

20 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Excellent

11 months ago.

wopr


Good

13 months ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


Excellent

5 months ago.

SATA 6 Gb/s SSDs like this are still fantastically priced for the near unnecessary performance you can get out of this for almost all use cases.


Poor

15 months ago.

too old


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Outstanding

3 years ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

2 years 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.


Excellent

14 months ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


Good

4 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

2 years ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

15 months ago.

The Samsung SSD EVO 500GB is an unbelievably fast SSD, it improved my laptop speed and boot time by at least 1000%, its the best investment I've ever made and its brought my Aspire 5750/2414 that initially had an i5-2410M 4GB 1333MHz RAM (upgraded now to 8GB) and changed the processor to an i7-2720QM into the 21st century. I've never had any problems with Windows 10 Pro and even with the new v1809 that runs perfectly on this system. I highly recommend this SSD!


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

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


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