Average Bench: 111% (170th of 1011)

Based on 404,748 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 11.5% 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 316MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 54.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 57.9%. 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 355MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 373MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 404,748 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 470 507
323 Write 441 491
295 Mixed 373 413
163 SusWrite 355 485
92.2% 410 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 4K Read 39.8 48.3
49.1 4K Write 97.8 134
32.8 4K Mixed 54.1 66.7
181% 63.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
136 DQ Read 340 386
134 DQ Write 309 360
135 DQ Mixed 316 370
239% 322 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 222 215 218 200 206 MB/s
Read 499
Write 431
Mixed 385
SusWrite 238
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 51.2
170% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 331
255% 348 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,104,221 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $10745 mins
OutletPCUS $1402 months
AmazonUS $16022 months
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 32,541 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,065

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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.

Good

20 months ago.

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


Good

6 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


Excellent

17 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Excellent

8 months ago.

wopr


Good

11 months ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


Excellent

3 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

13 months ago.

too old


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Outstanding

2 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

11 months ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


Good

3 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

12 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

2 years ago.

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


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