Average Bench: 94.2% (274th of 1057)

Based on 58,536 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 5.7% 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 301MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 52.4%. 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 167MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 358MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 58,536 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 458 507
283 Write 431 490
266 Mixed 358 414
118 SusWrite 167 188
79.1% 353 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.8 4K Read 38.1 47.5
42.5 4K Write 87.4 126
28.6 4K Mixed 48.6 62.5
166% 58 MB/s
Min Avg Max
95.2 DQ Read 337 388
82.4 DQ Write 296 361
68.5 DQ Mixed 301 362
230% 312 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 143 141 155 131 150 MB/s
Read 478
Write 459
Mixed 377
SusWrite 175
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 52.7
173% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 361
272% 365 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 170 153 153 153 153 MB/s
Read 374
Write 371
Mixed 315
SusWrite 163
69% 306 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 51.3
172% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 218
165% 222 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,075,775 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $74 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $7817 months
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 12,066 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $766

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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 5 years ago.

Good

10 months ago.

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


Good

3 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.


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

2 years of total reliability and counting. Awesome drive.


Good

4 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


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Intel Core i5-11400F $220Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Intel Core i5-11600K $259Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-11700K $380Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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