Average Bench: 113% (163rd of 1011)

Based on 383,170 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 13.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 321MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 55.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 50.8%. 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 357MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 377MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 383,170 samples)
Min Avg Max
388 Read 474 507
327 Write 442 491
312 Mixed 377 413
150 SusWrite 357 482
92.7% 412 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.3 4K Read 40.8 47.8
55 4K Write 100 131
37.1 4K Mixed 55.2 66.6
186% 65.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
219 DQ Read 348 386
124 DQ Write 311 362
142 DQ Mixed 321 370
243% 327 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
251GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 462 462 460 464 456 MB/s
Read 445
Write 447
Mixed 342
SusWrite 461
96% 424 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 64.6
225% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
440GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 438 433 426 423 423 MB/s
Read 450
Write 447
Mixed 386
SusWrite 429
97% 428 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 46.2
174% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 353
266% 356 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 257 125 131 123 125 MB/s
Read 483
Write 367
Mixed 388
SusWrite 175
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 47.6
175% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 368
277% 370 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 179 112 300 242 250 MB/s
Read 383
Write 162
Mixed 164
SusWrite 216
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 19.2
89% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 211
159% 215 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,635,223 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $1055 mins
OutletPCUS $14023 days
AmazonUS $16020 months
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 30,722 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,092

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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

18 months ago.

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


Good

5 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

1 month ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

15 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Excellent

6 months ago.

wopr


Good

9 months ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


Excellent

1 month 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

11 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

22 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.


Excellent

9 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

2 years ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

10 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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Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $60
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $211
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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