Average Bench: 59.8% (749th of 1021)

Based on 32,280 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 Series, Samsung SSD 840 Seri

Average average bench

The Samsung 840 120GB averaged 40.2% 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 25.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 283MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 120GB is 29.6%. 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 95.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,280 samples)
Min Avg Max
313 Read 422 485
42.2 Write 107 135
68.5 Mixed 113 134
35.8 SusWrite 95.3 131
40.2% 185 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 25.4 30.1
30.8 4K Write 66.4 104
14.3 4K Mixed 18.2 21.4
97.1% 36.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32 DQ Read 283 337
42.7 DQ Write 99.6 129
21.2 DQ Mixed 45.7 51
72% 143 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB free
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 130 130 129 130 130 MB/s
Read 473
Write 135
Mixed 131
SusWrite 130
47% 217 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 19.2
111% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 49.7
84% 169 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT08B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 103 108 105 105 107 MB/s
Read 362
Write 133
Mixed 128
SusWrite 106
40% 182 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 75.8
4K Mixed 20.9
109% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 212
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 46.7
68% 128 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,403,600 SSDs tested.

Typical 840 120GB Builds (Compare 18,598 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $699

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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 6 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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5 years ago.

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