Average Bench: 53.4% - 582nd / 836

Based on 6,264 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 Series, Samsung SSD 840 Seri

Average average bench

The Samsung 840 120GB averaged 46.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 62.5MB/s
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Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 120GB is 26.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung 840 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 106MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 19.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,264 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 453 504
43 Write 106 133
57.2 Mixed 125 188
49.2% 228 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 23.6 29.9
33.6 4K Write 62.5 101
7.6 4K Mixed 9.09 10.5
80.5% 31.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 DQ Read 174 330
43.7 DQ Write 93.9 126
8.02 DQ Mixed 19.9 28
45.3% 96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
34GB free
Firmware: DXT07B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 403
Write 57.3
Mixed 58.9
37% 173 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 10.7
98% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 64.8
DQ Mixed 24.4
56% 122 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: DXT07B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 125
Mixed 136
53% 247 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 45.3
4K Mixed 7.62
61% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 24.4
70% 157 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: DXT07B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 96.9
Mixed 104
51% 236 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 49.3
4K Mixed 9.57
74% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 125
DQ Write 78.5
DQ Mixed 8.29
31% 70.6 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,130,604 SSDs tested.

Typical 840 120GB Builds (Compare 4,773 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $990

Popular 840 120GB compatible motherboards:

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 Comments

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode TLC.

The single best upgrade for your PC...

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Poor

5 months ago.

Just one problem, time of release makes it slower (tech-wise talking, of course). Tweaks for software and system OS caches mitigates the problem (durability and performance on SATA-II without AHCI). Would the solution be a newer and latest SSD? I don't think so because my main problem is my old G41 motherboard and processor, but it's still 3 or 4 times better than a SATA-III 6gbps HDD for OS and software in my honest opinion. Al least my build will last from 4 to 6 years to me for basic tasks until I get the buck for a 'Battleship PC'.


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