Average Bench: 114% (136th of 980)

Based on 291,972 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 13.9% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 325MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 55.6MB/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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 357MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 376MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 291,972 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 472 507
293 Write 440 491
297 Mixed 376 413
157 SusWrite 357 484
92.5% 411 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.8 4K Read 40.9 48.2
58 4K Write 103 134
34.5 4K Mixed 55.6 67.1
188% 66.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
160 DQ Read 349 385
140 DQ Write 316 358
120 DQ Mixed 325 368
246% 330 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
226GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 488 490 494 494 446 MB/s
Read 500
Write 484
Mixed 410
SusWrite 482
106% 469 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 61.5
208% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 371
279% 373 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 416 479 486 486 486 MB/s
Read 508
Write 490
Mixed 413
SusWrite 469
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 63.1
211% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 473 476 482 474 436 MB/s
Read 456
Write 443
Mixed 379
SusWrite 466
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 57.4
187% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
247GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 410 415 378 392 394 MB/s
Read 496
Write 478
Mixed 346
SusWrite 410
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 54.2
174% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,408,650 SSDs tested.


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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 22,372 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,001

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Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

A higher caliber SSD with enhanced performance and endurance...

Added 3 years ago.


10 months ago.

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


3 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


4 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


7 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


1 month ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


3 months ago.

too old


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

Best of the best


14 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.


1 month ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


3 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


22 months ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


19 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

Amazing quality, easy to install and optimize, plenty of space and great warranty.


2 years ago.

I like it and it works well.


2 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!


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

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

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Intel Core i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $89
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $700Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $780SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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