Average Bench: 87.1% (156th of 921)

Based on 79 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD

Very good average bench

The Samsung SSD 128GB averaged just 12.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SSD 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 84.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SSD 128GB is 55.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung SSD 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 330MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 176MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 79 samples)
Min Avg Max
456 Read 499 526
89.3 Write 330 490
125 Mixed 373 494
88.9% 401 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 29.6 40.5
34.3 4K Write 84.5 135
13.6 4K Mixed 25.6 41.5
122% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
135 DQ Read 295 377
48.7 DQ Write 176 327
22.2 DQ Mixed 70.4 136
96.8% 181 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
22GB free
Firmware: MVT2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 469
Mixed 494
109% 488 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 43.3
135% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 111
148% 269 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: DXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 431
Mixed 470
106% 473 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 27
156% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 74.2
116% 219 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: DXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 89.3
Mixed 125
51% 236 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 17.6
134% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 72.3
DQ Mixed 56.5
78% 150 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: CXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 464
Write 153
Mixed 197
59% 271 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 33.1
4K Mixed 18.8
77% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 55.1
DQ Mixed 30.6
58% 123 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,471,072 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 128GB Builds (Compare 19,601 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,146

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