Average Bench: 114% (119th of 959)

Based on 237,118 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 14.3% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 325MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 55.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 52.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 365MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 375MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 237,118 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 473 506
316 Write 444 490
293 Mixed 375 411
159 SusWrite 365 483
93.1% 414 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.2 4K Read 40.6 48.3
58.5 4K Write 102 135
36.2 4K Mixed 55.5 67.2
187% 66.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
186 DQ Read 350 386
160 DQ Write 319 360
135 DQ Mixed 325 369
247% 332 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
166GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 456 454 437 367 395 MB/s
Read 487
Write 473
Mixed 384
SusWrite 425
100% 442 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 63.3
210% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 359
271% 363 MB/s
355GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 482 480 479 481 481 481 MB/s
Read 494
Write 481
Mixed 409
SusWrite 481
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 55.5
179% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 362
272% 364 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 118 122 212 283 294 MB/s
Read 490
Write 460
Mixed 380
SusWrite 198
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 59.2
202% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 350
263% 352 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 237 146 144 140 146 MB/s
Read 414
Write 366
Mixed 360
SusWrite 188
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 94.1
4K Mixed 43.3
156% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 297
232% 321 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,145,409 SSDs tested.


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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 18,292 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,025

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Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

A higher caliber SSD with enhanced performance and endurance...

Added 3 years ago.


7 months ago.

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


3 days 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


1 month ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


4 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


12 days ago.

too old


2 years ago.

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


22 months ago.

Best of the best


11 months 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.


2 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


19 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


16 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

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


23 months ago.

I like it and it works well.


2 years ago.

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


23 months ago.

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

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Intel Core i7-8700K $380Nvidia GTX 1070 $323Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $350AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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