Average Bench: 96% (261st of 1059)

Based on 69,224 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 4.0% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 302MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 50.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 168MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 358MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 69,224 samples)
Min Avg Max
335 Read 459 508
269 Write 431 489
261 Mixed 358 416
116 SusWrite 168 190
79.3% 354 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.6 4K Read 38.9 47.3
43.5 4K Write 91.2 127
31.2 4K Mixed 50.2 62.6
171% 60.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
128 DQ Read 338 386
75.7 DQ Write 294 361
90.3 DQ Mixed 302 364
230% 311 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 159 156 155 156 149 MB/s
Read 405
Write 413
Mixed 329
SusWrite 175
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 50.1
165% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 359
271% 362 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 152 152 151 152 151 MB/s
Read 435
Write 426
Mixed 374
SusWrite 183
80% 354 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 46.6
159% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 353
268% 360 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 175 154 154 154 154 MB/s
Read 371
Write 370
Mixed 335
SusWrite 173
70% 312 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 52.7
176% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 224
169% 227 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $74 @ launch in Dec '14
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 3,611 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $794

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

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

Added 7 years ago.


2 years ago.

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


19 months ago.

The Samsung evo series is very fast. The reason why I break 1 star is that it is 120 gb, my phone is 120gb, but I recommend the 240 gb version.


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

Excellent performance!! Samsung has no rival in SSD!!


3 years ago.

2 years of total reliability and counting. Awesome drive.


5 years ago.

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


6 years ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


4 years ago.

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


15 months ago.

Samsung - no rivalers - in SSDs. But in SATA SSDs - Samsung versus HDD-ish WDs, then high prices make Samsung a near-loser, Koreans still wins. If you have an crappy laptop, I recommends this.

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