Average Bench: 110% (182nd of 1026)

Based on 465,159 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 10.2% 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 310MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 53.3MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 61%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 357MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 371MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 465,159 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 466 507
311 Write 436 491
280 Mixed 371 412
160 SusWrite 357 484
91.7% 408 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.5 4K Read 39.5 47.6
47.5 4K Write 94.2 129
32.5 4K Mixed 53.3 66.3
178% 62.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
159 DQ Read 341 386
101 DQ Write 298 361
125 DQ Mixed 310 370
235% 316 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 489 491 492 489 486 486 MB/s
Read 509
Write 496
Mixed 408
SusWrite 489
107% 475 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 61.8
208% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 369
278% 372 MB/s
230GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 478 475 361 267 237 MB/s
Read 496
Write 487
Mixed 388
SusWrite 382
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 61.2
215% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 470 470 472 476 472 MB/s
Read 502
Write 478
Mixed 358
SusWrite 470
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 53.6
175% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 351
264% 352 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 361 467 474 448 232 MB/s
Read 488
Write 480
Mixed 392
SusWrite 369
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 54.2
177% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 351
264% 352 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 314 147 141 137 135 MB/s
Read 466
Write 392
Mixed 357
SusWrite 212
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 52.9
179% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 352
265% 354 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,650,246 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $178 @ launch in Dec '14
OutletPCUS $1409 months
AmazonUS $1602 years
EbayUS $1853 mins
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 41,030 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,128

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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.

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3 months ago.

userbenchmark kept giving me error Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected.


Good

3 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


Good

10 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

24 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


Excellent

15 months ago.

wopr


Good

17 months ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


Excellent

9 months 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

19 months ago.

too old


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Outstanding

3 years ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

2 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

18 months ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


Good

4 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


Excellent

3 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

3 years ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

19 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

3 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

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


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