Average Bench: 98.9% (138th of 947)

Based on 24,898 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 1.0% 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 312MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 52MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 45.3%. 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 169MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 355MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,898 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 464 507
342 Write 441 491
280 Mixed 355 400
128 SusWrite 169 186
79.9% 357 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 4K Read 39.6 48.5
49 4K Write 99.6 135
32.3 4K Mixed 52 64.2
179% 63.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.8 DQ Read 338 384
131 DQ Write 310 352
59.6 DQ Mixed 312 359
237% 320 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 151 150 151 143 114 MB/s
Read 508
Write 492
Mixed 372
SusWrite 172
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 62.6
222% 80.3 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 259
206% 289 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 138 148 136 135 143 MB/s
Read 450
Write 421
Mixed 355
SusWrite 171
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 43.4
4K Mixed 33
108% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 162
121% 161 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,497,180 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 13,304 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: $938

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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

14 months ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.

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


Good

17 months ago.

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


Good

21 months ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $340Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $160Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $290Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Intel Core i5-8600K $225AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $160SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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