Average Bench: 112% (196th of 1058)

Based on 684,094 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 11.7% 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 305MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 54MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 48.7%. 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 363MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 376MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 684,094 samples)
Min Avg Max
397 Read 478 507
292 Write 439 490
312 Mixed 376 412
147 SusWrite 363 488
93.1% 414 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.9 4K Read 40.8 47.6
47.2 4K Write 94.9 127
35.9 4K Mixed 54 65.3
181% 63.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 338 386
101 DQ Write 289 362
132 DQ Mixed 305 370
231% 310 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
243GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 482 485 485 486 486 485 MB/s
Read 502
Write 490
Mixed 403
SusWrite 485
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 62.9
213% 75.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 363
273% 365 MB/s
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 436 467 479 477 476 MB/s
Read 502
Write 484
Mixed 398
SusWrite 443
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 53.1
172% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 248
216% 321 MB/s
320GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 463 464 463 465 465 463 MB/s
Read 500
Write 458
Mixed 386
SusWrite 464
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 58.4
190% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 201
151% 201 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,171,174 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $1358 mins
AmazonUS $1603 years
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 19,571 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,234

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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 6 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

18 days ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


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

22 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

2 years ago.

wopr


Excellent

8 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

22 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

4 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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