Average Bench: 98.4% (191st of 992)

Based on 35,064 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB, Samsung SSD 850 EVO, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120G, Samsung SSD 850, Samsun SSD 850 EVO 120G

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 Evo 120GB averaged just 1.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 317MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 51.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 43.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 166MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 356MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,064 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 465 505
311 Write 435 489
277 Mixed 356 408
119 SusWrite 166 186
79.6% 356 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.6 4K Read 39.5 47.9
51 4K Write 96.8 130
31.9 4K Mixed 51.6 62.7
177% 62.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
194 DQ Read 346 387
129 DQ Write 311 361
146 DQ Mixed 317 362
241% 325 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
41GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 152 151 151 152 154 MB/s
Read 493
Write 455
Mixed 378
SusWrite 184
84% 378 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 53.2
180% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 362
275% 370 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 152 152 153 153 153 MB/s
Read 496
Write 475
Mixed 353
SusWrite 184
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 54.8
186% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 360
262% 336 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,030,033 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 16,935 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,010

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 Comments

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

A higher caliber SSD with enhanced performance and endurance...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

22 months ago.

Use this SSD for C# development with 8GB (2x4gb) 800Mhz RAM. It blows away many other desktops.


Good

21 months ago.

Good Configuration will give best performance and can be used for 5-6 old pc/lap


Good

2 years ago.

This SSD Is Very Very Good For The Price!!! Awessssssome!!!


Good

2 years ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


Excellent

12 months ago.

Best bang for buck & cheap (120Gb) SSD. I love the Samsung Magician software.


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $75
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $122Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $105SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $716SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $110SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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