Average Bench: 92.5% (123rd of 927)

Based on 33,837 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 7.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 37.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 75.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 45.5%. 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 170MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 175MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,837 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 496 518
305 Write 391 416
243 Mixed 394 421
95% 427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.3 4K Read 37.9 46.3
38.9 4K Write 75.4 102
16.7 4K Mixed 30.8 44.2
137% 48.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.8 DQ Read 170 364
60.6 DQ Write 175 281
16.2 DQ Mixed 61.4 111
76.8% 135 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 416
Mixed 422
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 27.7
163% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 48.6
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 27.5
64% 123 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 410
Mixed 414
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 76.8
4K Mixed 30.8
141% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 95.8
126% 228 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 402
Mixed 415
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 58
4K Mixed 35
129% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 91.8
102% 175 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 409
Mixed 411
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 24.8
144% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 43.9
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 62.2
75% 124 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 483
Write 374
Mixed 183
76% 347 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 28.9
4K Mixed 27.6
77% 24.7 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 65
69% 114 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,820,892 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $8820 mins
EbayUS $8812 mins
OutletPCUS $1082 months
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 12,252 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $970

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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

12 months ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

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


Good

15 months ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $172Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $136
Intel Core i7-7700K $285AMD RX 480 $300Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $180SanDisk Extreme 64GB $41
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $961SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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