Average Bench: 112% (196th of 1058)

Based on 695,664 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 11.9% 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 317MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 53.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 54.3%. 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 365MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 376MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 695,664 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 471 507
307 Write 441 492
294 Mixed 376 414
151 SusWrite 365 488
92.9% 413 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 40.3 47.5
43.1 4K Write 95.6 128
32.3 4K Mixed 53.8 65.9
181% 63.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 348 386
137 DQ Write 302 362
164 DQ Mixed 317 371
240% 322 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
310GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 472 469 478 480 484 MB/s
Read 504
Write 486
Mixed 367
SusWrite 474
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 60.1
200% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 362
271% 362 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 354 424 413 373 316 MB/s
Read 481
Write 451
Mixed 383
SusWrite 377
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 55.1
183% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 345
262% 352 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 315 165 125 111 85 MB/s
Read 499
Write 468
Mixed 392
SusWrite 179
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 58.6
196% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 382 309 255 235 218 MB/s
Read 439
Write 419
Mixed 328
SusWrite 302
84% 372 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 43.9
142% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 342
260% 351 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $178 @ launch in Dec '14
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 27,324 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $915

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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 7 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

The first time I experience fast boot of windows 10 in my pc!


Average

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 years ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

3 years ago.

wopr


Excellent

22 months ago.

Still a great SSD, even in 2020. Fast load times for both OS and applications/games.


Good

3 years ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


Excellent

3 years 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

3 years ago.

too old


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Outstanding

5 years ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

4 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

3 years ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


Good

6 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

5 years ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Outstanding

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

3 years 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

5 years ago.

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


Good

5 years ago.

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


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