Average Bench: 112% (208th of 1071)

Based on 695,664 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 11.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 317MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 53.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 54.3%. 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 365MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 376MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 695,664 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 471 507
307 Write 441 492
294 Mixed 376 414
151 SusWrite 365 488
92.9% 413 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 40.3 47.5
43.1 4K Write 95.6 128
32.3 4K Mixed 53.8 65.9
181% 63.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 348 386
137 DQ Write 302 362
164 DQ Mixed 317 371
240% 322 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
398GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 459 473 477 478 478 MB/s
Read 495
Write 481
Mixed 412
SusWrite 471
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 51.5
169% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 353
265% 354 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 462 472 473 474 470 MB/s
Read 438
Write 419
Mixed 370
SusWrite 467
96% 424 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 48.9
168% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 341
257% 345 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 253 184 173 184 181 MB/s
Read 500
Write 474
Mixed 396
SusWrite 236
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 57
189% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 370
278% 371 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 63,158,347 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $10923 mins
AmazonUS $1605 years
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 9,004 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $817

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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 7 years ago.

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29 days ago.

around 5 seconds faster boot time than my intel 320 series 300gb ssd. i like it


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Average

12 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

3 years ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

3 years ago.

wopr


Excellent

2 years ago.

Still a great SSD, even in 2020. Fast load times for both OS and applications/games.


Good

4 years ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


Excellent

3 years 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

4 years ago.

too old


Excellent

6 years ago.

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


Outstanding

6 years ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

5 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

4 years ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


Good

7 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

5 years ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Outstanding

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 years ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

4 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

6 years ago.

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


Good

6 years ago.

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


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