Average Bench: 97.2% (156th of 956)

Based on 24,450 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 2.8% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 301MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 51.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 51.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 162MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 351MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,450 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 459 506
306 Write 435 490
264 Mixed 351 404
108 SusWrite 162 185
78.7% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 4K Read 39.2 47.9
45.1 4K Write 97.2 131
31.7 4K Mixed 51.2 63.3
176% 62.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.7 DQ Read 334 385
82.7 DQ Write 302 353
47.6 DQ Mixed 301 359
230% 312 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 151 150 150 151 151 MB/s
Read 510
Write 495
Mixed 357
SusWrite 178
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 60.6
219% 80 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 352
267% 360 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 112 116 114 112 112 MB/s
Read 509
Write 493
Mixed 375
SusWrite 152
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63.8
221% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
271% 362 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 150 150 150 151 151 MB/s
Read 498
Write 413
Mixed 380
SusWrite 180
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 58.2
201% 70.8 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 324
246% 332 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 157 161 152 99 96 MB/s
Read 490
Write 480
Mixed 392
SusWrite 166
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 50.4
170% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 356
261% 339 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,642,731 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 14,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $920

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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 3 years ago.

Good

16 months ago.

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


Good

15 months ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.

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


Good

23 months ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $349Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $269Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $115
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $139SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $155SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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