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

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 46,286 user samples
20,731 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 20GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 40GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 853
25,555 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 53GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 3GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 213th / 853
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
94 % Faster effective speed.
78.3 % -20%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
495 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
471 MB/s -5%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
392 MB/s Faster write speed.
314 MB/s -25%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38.1 MB/s +4% 36.6 MB/s -4%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.4 MB/s Much faster random write.
58.4 MB/s -33%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
391 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
309 MB/s -27%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
31.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
19.5 MB/s -62%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
518 MB/s +3% 501 MB/s -3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
416 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
352 MB/s -18%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.9 MB/s +2% 45.8 MB/s -2%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
107 MB/s Faster peak random write.
83.4 MB/s -28%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
420 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
344 MB/s -22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
24.9 MB/s -79%
Market Share
Based on 3,328,095 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.19 % -45% 1.72 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
65.9 % Hugely better value.
35.8 % -84%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % More popular.
63 % -16%
Price (score)
$73 Much cheaper.
$129 -43%
31 Months Much more recent.
48 Months -35%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
377 MB/s +3% 367 MB/s -3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
284 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
239 MB/s -19%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,164 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
1,067 Pts -9%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
111 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
68.1 MB/s -63%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
194 MB/s -2% 198 MB/s +2%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
188 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
152 MB/s -24%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
65.3 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
43.6 MB/s -50%
120GB 120GB

The 120GB Evo, like its 250GB sibling, features a second level Turbowrite cache (TWC). This 3GB block of high speed SLC memory allows the Evo to write data at 370 MB/s, nearly double its normal rate. When the TWC is full write speeds drop by around 50% but since consumers generally write less than 3GB in a typical write operation, the performance drop will rarely be noticed. On the other hand, in a server environment this sort of performance degradation would be unacceptable. Comparing the 120GB and 250GB Evos shows that they have similar performance profiles. The performance equivalence between the different capacities, coupled with the fact that their prices are almost linear, implies that both capacities represent roughly the same value for money. Within its TWC, the 120GB Evo is capable of chart topping burst IO rates and it sits squarely amongst the best performing 120GB drives. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2017 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $291AMD RX 480 $379Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
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