Average Bench: 111% (133rd of 964)

Based on 263,223 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 314MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 54MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 57.8%. 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 348MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 370MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 263,223 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 465 506
314 Write 435 490
280 Mixed 370 411
147 SusWrite 348 483
91% 405 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 4K Read 39.3 48.1
47.7 4K Write 97.8 132
35.3 4K Mixed 54 66.8
181% 63.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46 DQ Read 336 387
114 DQ Write 310 356
62.7 DQ Mixed 314 368
238% 320 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
366GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 423 455 464 457 461 MB/s
Read 480
Write 453
Mixed 380
SusWrite 448
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 58.7
197% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 358
269% 359 MB/s
247GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 462 480 472 425 428 MB/s
Read 497
Write 475
Mixed 404
SusWrite 449
103% 456 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 56.7
190% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 370
278% 371 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 192 139 122 130 119 MB/s
Read 502
Write 280
Mixed 308
SusWrite 163
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 51.9
205% 77.3 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 264
218% 314 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 454 424 318 212 212 MB/s
Read 477
Write 463
Mixed 368
SusWrite 347
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 59.7
4K Mixed 42.2
133% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 366
276% 368 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,690,586 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $10035 mins
OutletPCUS $13923 hrs
AmazonUS $16010 months
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 19,337 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: $1,003

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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

1 month ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

5 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Poor

1 month ago.

too old


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Outstanding

23 months ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

12 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.


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

17 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

19 days 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 $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $340Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $77
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $234Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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