Average Bench: 93.3% (73rd of 873)

Based on 27,784 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB, Samsung SSD 850 EVO, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120G, Samsung SSD 850, Samsun SSD 850 EVO 120G

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 Evo 120GB averaged just 6.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 38MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 53.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 199MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 182MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,784 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 489 518
285 Write 385 416
246 Mixed 389 420
93.6% 421 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 4K Read 38 47.1
37.1 4K Write 76 105
16.6 4K Mixed 31.9 45.2
139% 48.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.8 DQ Read 199 373
57.8 DQ Write 182 281
16.9 DQ Mixed 65.8 110
83.6% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
41GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 387
Mixed 411
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 19.3
104% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 36
DQ Write 59.2
DQ Mixed 19.4
23% 38.2 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 480
Write 374
Mixed 395
93% 417 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 49.5
4K Mixed 16
97% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 31.9
DQ Write 51.1
DQ Mixed 16.9
20% 33.3 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 299
Write 307
Mixed 280
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 34.8
4K Mixed 16.5
84% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 30
DQ Write 38.4
DQ Mixed 15.6
17% 28 MB/s
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 9,489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,117

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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 2 years ago.

Good

8 months ago.

Use this SSD for C# development with 8GB (2x4gb) 800Mhz RAM. It blows away many other desktops.


Good

7 months ago.

Good Configuration will give best performance and can be used for 5-6 old pc/lap


Excellent

1 month ago.

Best ssd sata3 on the world


Good

11 months ago.

This SSD Is Very Very Good For The Price!!! Awessssssome!!!


Excellent

5 months ago.

Bang for your buck


Good

15 months ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


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Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $275Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
Intel Core i5-7600K $210AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
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