Average Bench: 60.1% (731st of 1011)

Based on 31,968 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 Series, Samsung SSD 840 Seri

Above average average bench

The Samsung 840 120GB averaged 39.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 69.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 120GB is 29.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung 840 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 96MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,968 samples)
Min Avg Max
315 Read 418 487
45.8 Write 109 135
67.8 Mixed 114 134
37.2 SusWrite 96 131
40.1% 184 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 25.3 30.6
35.7 4K Write 69.4 105
14.6 4K Mixed 18.5 21.5
98.7% 37.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.4 DQ Read 277 336
43.2 DQ Write 102 129
20.8 DQ Mixed 45.4 51
71.5% 142 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: DXT0AB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 55 48 43 48 44 MB/s
Read 446
Write 96.5
Mixed 116
SusWrite 49.2
38% 177 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 17.5
104% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 75
DQ Mixed 47.8
76% 152 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 124 116 116 110 MB/s
Read 300
Write 128
Mixed 114
SusWrite 116
36% 165 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 43
4K Mixed 17.2
74% 26.5 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 46
67% 128 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

Typical 840 120GB Builds (Compare 15,139 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $808

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 Comments

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode TLC

The single best upgrade for your PC...

Added 5 years ago.

Poor

3 years ago.

Just one problem, time of release makes it slower (tech-wise talking, of course). Tweaks for software and system OS caches mitigates the problem (durability and performance on SATA-II without AHCI). Would the solution be a newer and latest SSD? I don't think so because my main problem is my old G41 motherboard and processor, but it's still 3 or 4 times better than a SATA-III 6gbps HDD for OS and software in my honest opinion. Al least my build will last from 4 to 6 years to me for basic tasks until I get the buck for a 'Battleship PC'.


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