Average Bench: 111% (203rd of 1058)

Based on 660,175 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 10.6% 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 309MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 53.9MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 60.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 347MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 373MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 660,175 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 472 506
318 Write 438 492
282 Mixed 373 413
147 SusWrite 347 486
91.6% 407 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 4K Read 40.1 47.5
47.7 4K Write 95.8 128
32.1 4K Mixed 53.9 65.6
181% 63.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
194 DQ Read 339 386
108 DQ Write 299 362
112 DQ Mixed 309 371
235% 316 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
246GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 381 405 419 402 323 MB/s
Read 494
Write 419
Mixed 370
SusWrite 374
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 65.3
223% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 473 474 477 410 210 MB/s
Read 477
Write 456
Mixed 376
SusWrite 418
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 62.7
215% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 359
270% 360 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 394 447 422 290 236 MB/s
Read 498
Write 448
Mixed 359
SusWrite 354
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 55.7
198% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 358
269% 359 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 219 186 180 177 177 MB/s
Read 431
Write 417
Mixed 377
SusWrite 216
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 56
188% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 361
272% 362 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 328 314 285 258 260 MB/s
Read 477
Write 322
Mixed 260
SusWrite 265
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 46
166% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 272
226% 327 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,717,257 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $178 @ launch in Dec '14
OutletPCUS $14019 months
EbayUS $14912 mins
AmazonUS $1603 years
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 18,081 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,038

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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.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Good

2 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

20 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

2 years ago.

wopr


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


Excellent

20 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

2 years ago.

too old


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Outstanding

4 years ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

3 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

2 years ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


Good

5 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

4 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

4 years ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

2 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

4 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

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


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