Average Bench: 111% (187th of 1040)

Based on 615,795 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 11.3% 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 307MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 54.1MB/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 359MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 377MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 615,795 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 474 506
322 Write 439 490
303 Mixed 377 415
150 SusWrite 359 490
92.7% 412 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.4 4K Read 40.4 47.4
51.3 4K Write 95.6 129
34.9 4K Mixed 54.1 65.4
181% 63.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
195 DQ Read 335 386
104 DQ Write 290 362
154 DQ Mixed 307 370
232% 311 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 471 470 466 464 465 MB/s
Read 481
Write 433
Mixed 323
SusWrite 468
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 49.8
162% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 354
266% 355 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 312 303 249 255 238 MB/s
Read 475
Write 456
Mixed 398
SusWrite 280
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 55.3
179% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 353
266% 355 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 130 118 106 98 97 MB/s
Read 463
Write 453
Mixed 382
SusWrite 164
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 51.2
172% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 356
267% 356 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,047,896 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $178 @ launch in Dec '14
EbayUS $12513 mins
OutletPCUS $14017 months
AmazonUS $1603 years
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 15,613 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,021

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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 5 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

18 days ago.

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


Good

2 days 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

17 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


Excellent

23 months ago.

wopr


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


Excellent

17 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

2 years ago.

too old


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Outstanding

4 years ago.

Best of the best


Excellent

3 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

2 years ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


Good

5 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

3 years ago.

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


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

I like it and it works well.


Excellent

2 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

4 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

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


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