Average Bench: 60% (716th of 1003)

Based on 23,661 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 840 Series, Samsung SSD 840 Seri

Above average average bench

The Samsung 840 120GB averaged 39.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 69.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 840 120GB is 32.2%. 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 93.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 108MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,661 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 420 486
44.6 Write 108 136
65.5 Mixed 113 133
35.2 SusWrite 93.4 132
40% 184 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 25.3 30.3
33.4 4K Write 69.6 108
13.1 4K Mixed 18.3 21.5
98.6% 37.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 DQ Read 281 336
41.1 DQ Write 100 129
20.4 DQ Mixed 45.4 50.9
71.7% 142 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT08B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 118 130 133 132 132 MB/s
Read 479
Write 136
Mixed 127
SusWrite 128
47% 217 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 21.9
127% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 50.1
84% 169 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: DXT07B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 130 130 131 130 130 MB/s
Read 459
Write 132
Mixed 132
SusWrite 130
47% 213 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 20.4
117% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 46.4
69% 132 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT08B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 124 126 128 126 126 MB/s
Read 459
Write 131
Mixed 128
SusWrite 126
46% 211 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 18.9
105% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 49.2
84% 169 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 131 131 131 130 130 MB/s
Read 382
Write 120
Mixed 139
SusWrite 131
42% 193 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 21.4
117% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 46.4
67% 127 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,833,395 SSDs tested.

Typical 840 120GB Builds (Compare 13,002 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $703

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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

2 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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4 years ago.

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