Average Bench: 97.6% (155th of 956)

Based on 21,834 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 2.4% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 305MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 51.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 56.1%. 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 163MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 349MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,834 samples)
Min Avg Max
333 Read 459 507
297 Write 432 491
253 Mixed 349 396
112 SusWrite 163 184
78.5% 351 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.1 4K Read 39.3 48.8
45.7 4K Write 98.6 133
30 4K Mixed 51.3 63.7
178% 63.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37 DQ Read 332 384
98 DQ Write 306 355
50.2 DQ Mixed 305 359
233% 315 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 148 150 150 150 150 MB/s
Read 479
Write 463
Mixed 360
SusWrite 183
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 58.9
206% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 347
263% 354 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 138 128 125 125 122 MB/s
Read 447
Write 406
Mixed 338
SusWrite 156
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 65.7
4K Mixed 44.2
146% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 197
148% 198 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 171 140 105 45 39 MB/s
Read 319
Write 137
Mixed 241
SusWrite 111
45% 202 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 56.8
4K Mixed 33.4
123% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 140
106% 141 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,001,532 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 14,021 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $949

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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

15 months ago.

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


Good

14 months ago.

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


Good

18 months ago.

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


Good

22 months ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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