Average Bench: 113% (168th of 1011)

Based on 390,898 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 12.7% 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 314MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 54.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 53.8%. 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 359MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 375MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 390,898 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 472 507
326 Write 442 491
300 Mixed 375 412
156 SusWrite 359 485
92.6% 412 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 4K Read 40.8 48.3
52.8 4K Write 99.6 131
36.8 4K Mixed 54.8 66.6
185% 65 MB/s
Min Avg Max
215 DQ Read 341 385
174 DQ Write 308 361
132 DQ Mixed 314 370
239% 321 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
161GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 488 488 493 406 434 MB/s
Read 507
Write 494
Mixed 406
SusWrite 464
105% 468 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 68.7
236% 85.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 362
272% 364 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 481 474 459 460 397 MB/s
Read 479
Write 457
Mixed 377
SusWrite 457
100% 442 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 63.4
212% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 358 221 180 170 159 MB/s
Read 490
Write 447
Mixed 360
SusWrite 251
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 48.8
161% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 355
267% 357 MB/s
220GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 203 201 188 187 187 MB/s
Read 374
Write 377
Mixed 327
SusWrite 195
72% 318 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 55.3
182% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 215
161% 215 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,734,081 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $1031 hr
OutletPCUS $13917 hrs
AmazonUS $16019 months
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 29,588 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,078

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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 4 years ago.

Good

17 months ago.

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


Good

4 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

13 days ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

14 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Excellent

5 months ago.

wopr


Good

8 months ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


Excellent

12 days 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

10 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

21 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

8 months ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


Good

3 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

2 years ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Outstanding

3 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

9 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!


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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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
Intel Core i5-9600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $233Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $750Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $195
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