Average Bench: 53.1% (723rd of 956)

Based on 6,457 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS120G1G0A-00SS50, WDC WDS120G1G0A-, WD WDS120G1G0A-00SS, WDC WDS1 20G1G0A-00SS50, WDC WDS120G1G0A-00SS

Average average bench

The WD Green 120GB (2016) averaged 46.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 65.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 120GB (2016) is 31%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Green 120GB (2016) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 25.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,457 samples)
Min Avg Max
290 Read 396 489
30.8 Write 165 371
30 Mixed 178 351
38.5 SusWrite 72.9 99.9
44.6% 203 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.6 4K Read 21.4 29.8
16.1 4K Write 65.8 112
4.07 4K Mixed 16.3 23.3
88.2% 34.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.3 DQ Read 150 202
36.1 DQ Write 158 266
2 DQ Mixed 25.7 34.1
54.7% 111 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
111GB free
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 108 136 96 83 96 MB/s
Read 477
Write 383
Mixed 365
SusWrite 130
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 21.5
113% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 32.7
78% 158 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 41 54 29 35 60 MB/s
Read 350
Write 327
Mixed 156
SusWrite 44.4
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 27.4
4K Mixed 13.2
59% 19.6 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 33.6
62% 122 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,979,188 SSDs tested.


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Typical Green 120GB (2016) Builds (Compare 1,217 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 64%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 54%

Motherboard: Asus H110-PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $545

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
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