Average Bench: 113% (133rd of 976)

Based on 258,435 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 13.1% 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 327MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 54.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 53.1%. 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 362MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 375MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 258,435 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 472 507
319 Write 441 490
301 Mixed 375 412
145 SusWrite 362 482
92.7% 412 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.7 4K Read 40.1 48
55.2 4K Write 99.6 131
36.6 4K Mixed 54.6 66.7
184% 64.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
186 DQ Read 352 386
199 DQ Write 321 361
145 DQ Mixed 327 369
248% 333 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 477 486 487 488 489 MB/s
Read 502
Write 488
Mixed 395
SusWrite 475
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 55.5
183% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 353
265% 353 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 231 204 204 202 199 MB/s
Read 497
Write 481
Mixed 391
SusWrite 245
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 59.1
198% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 362 247 256 267 265 MB/s
Read 493
Write 451
Mixed 362
SusWrite 292
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 53.1
174% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 258
193% 257 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 133 128 126 121 108 MB/s
Read 461
Write 447
Mixed 388
SusWrite 128
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 57.5
188% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 257
217% 315 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 213 205 208 202 186 MB/s
Read 334
Write 214
Mixed 240
SusWrite 205
56% 248 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 40.3
4K Mixed 33
100% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 210
158% 212 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,290,350 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 20,456 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,011

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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

8 months ago.

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


Good

1 month 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

2 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

6 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Good

1 day ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


Poor

2 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

13 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

17 days ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


Good

2 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

20 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

18 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

1 month 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 $332Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i5-8600K $243Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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