Average Bench: 112% (181st of 1037)

Based on 537,368 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 12.1% 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 321MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 54.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 54.2%. 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 361MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 374MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 537,368 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 469 507
306 Write 441 491
289 Mixed 374 414
163 SusWrite 361 486
92.5% 411 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 4K Read 40.1 47.8
49.9 4K Write 97.5 132
33.6 4K Mixed 54.3 66.1
182% 64 MB/s
Min Avg Max
217 DQ Read 348 385
168 DQ Write 309 361
172 DQ Mixed 321 369
243% 326 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
331GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 474 473 469 483 485 MB/s
Read 504
Write 487
Mixed 414
SusWrite 476
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 64.1
213% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 369
278% 372 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 387 387 387 385 382 MB/s
Read 480
Write 464
Mixed 388
SusWrite 386
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 55.3
186% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 350
264% 355 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 242 110 109 115 112 MB/s
Read 480
Write 244
Mixed 362
SusWrite 190
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 62
210% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 431 437 439 424 140 MB/s
Read 474
Write 446
Mixed 392
SusWrite 383
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 56.2
184% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 219
164% 220 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,801,235 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $13510 mins
OutletPCUS $14013 months
AmazonUS $1602 years
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 10,083 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,119

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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 5 years ago.

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7 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month 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

14 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

2 years ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Excellent

19 months ago.

wopr


Good

21 months ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


Excellent

13 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

23 months ago.

too old


Excellent

4 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

22 months ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


Good

4 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

3 years ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Outstanding

4 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

23 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

4 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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