Average Bench: 91.5% (98th of 908)

Based on 29,421 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 8.4% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 37.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 30.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 50.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 179MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 170MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 29,421 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 490 518
300 Write 388 416
239 Mixed 391 420
94% 423 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.6 4K Read 37.3 46.7
40.7 4K Write 73.8 102
16.5 4K Mixed 30.5 45
135% 47.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.2 DQ Read 179 368
56.3 DQ Write 170 278
16.4 DQ Mixed 61.1 112
77% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
79GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 513
Write 412
Mixed 420
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 26.8
162% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 47.3
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 110
83% 107 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 496
Write 397
Mixed 411
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 23.7
132% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 38.6
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 21.6
33% 59.5 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 506
Write 407
Mixed 408
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 70.3
4K Mixed 20
118% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 33.1
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 66.3
60% 85.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,038,103 SSDs tested.


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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 10,953 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 58%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,013

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

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

Added 2 years ago.


10 months ago.

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


9 months ago.

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


3 months ago.

Best ssd sata3 on the world


13 months ago.

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


7 months ago.

Bang for your buck


17 months ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


4 days ago.

Best bang for buck & cheap (120Gb) SSD. I love the Samsung Magician software.

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Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $335Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
Intel Core i5-8600K $243AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $195SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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