Average Bench: 112% (151st of 992)

Based on 348,851 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 11.8% 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 54.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 55.1%. 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 350MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 373MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 348,851 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 468 506
296 Write 438 490
299 Mixed 373 413
150 SusWrite 350 484
91.6% 407 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.2 4K Read 40 48.1
51.9 4K Write 99.4 135
34.9 4K Mixed 54.5 66.9
183% 64.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
151 DQ Read 344 386
121 DQ Write 313 361
118 DQ Mixed 321 368
243% 326 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
135GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 442 460 464 466 469 MB/s
Read 490
Write 476
Mixed 400
SusWrite 449
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 61.3
205% 72.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 471 469 471 469 472 MB/s
Read 500
Write 472
Mixed 402
SusWrite 470
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 57.8
192% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 331
249% 334 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 415 419 399 373 364 MB/s
Read 479
Write 464
Mixed 388
SusWrite 406
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 44.2
144% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 366
276% 368 MB/s
415GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 251 239 219 210 212 MB/s
Read 336
Write 368
Mixed 314
SusWrite 225
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 65
4K Mixed 43.7
142% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 215
160% 214 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,029,063 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
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OutletPCUS $1391 hr
AmazonUS $16014 months
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 24,861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding 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 3 years ago.

Good

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

9 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Excellent

26 days ago.

wopr


Good

3 months ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


Poor

5 months ago.

too old


Excellent

2 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

17 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

3 months ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


Good

3 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

24 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Outstanding

2 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

4 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

2 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 i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $45
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $122Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $105SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $716SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $110SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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