Average Bench: 112% (156th of 1000)

Based on 318,788 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 12.0% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 324MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 54.3MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB is 60.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 354MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 372MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 318,788 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 471 506
302 Write 440 490
289 Mixed 372 412
163 SusWrite 354 487
92% 409 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.9 4K Read 40.2 48.2
49 4K Write 98.8 134
33.6 4K Mixed 54.3 67.3
183% 64.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
183 DQ Read 347 386
142 DQ Write 315 360
147 DQ Mixed 324 369
245% 329 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
424GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 489 475 464 479 489 491 MB/s
Read 507
Write 492
Mixed 398
SusWrite 481
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 66
221% 78.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
297GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 491 492 493 494 496 496 MB/s
Read 507
Write 495
Mixed 413
SusWrite 494
108% 477 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 63.1
212% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 368
278% 371 MB/s
425GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 479 482 489 489 489 MB/s
Read 506
Write 480
Mixed 382
SusWrite 483
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 63.5
216% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 354
266% 356 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 480 478 484 483 482 MB/s
Read 500
Write 484
Mixed 362
SusWrite 480
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 52.5
172% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 355
266% 356 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 315 287 273 281 264 MB/s
Read 464
Write 442
Mixed 373
SusWrite 304
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 41.4
134% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 367
276% 369 MB/s
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Typical 850 Evo 500GB Builds (Compare 26,689 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $950

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Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

A higher caliber SSD with enhanced performance and endurance...

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1 month ago.

m500 crucial is cheaper


14 months ago.

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


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


8 months ago.

Perfect SSD, fast and realible


11 months ago.

Fast and easy installation, and even faster operating speeds


2 months ago.



5 months ago.

Works good enough if the price was right


7 months ago.

too old


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

Best of the best


18 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.


5 months ago.

Outstanding SATA SSD, a market standard.


3 years ago.

Bloody quick. Seems more reliable with RAPID mode OFF though


2 years ago.

Excellent SSD with its amazing value. Worth it.


23 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

I like it and it works well.


6 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!


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

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

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