Average Bench: 96.1% (244th of 1040)

Based on 58,501 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 3.8% 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 303MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 49.2%. 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 355MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 58,501 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 461 507
271 Write 425 490
276 Mixed 355 415
111 SusWrite 166 188
78.7% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24 4K Read 38.8 47.2
43.9 4K Write 93.6 124
27.7 4K Mixed 49.8 62.2
172% 60.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
200 DQ Read 337 386
98.8 DQ Write 297 361
126 DQ Mixed 303 362
231% 312 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
82GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 151 151 152 151 151 MB/s
Read 485
Write 441
Mixed 405
SusWrite 185
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 54.7
184% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 200
151% 202 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 126 120 119 123 123 MB/s
Read 499
Write 451
Mixed 370
SusWrite 157
82% 369 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 95.5
4K Mixed 55.7
187% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 200
150% 201 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,048,616 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $74 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $7812 months
OutletPCUS $15014 months
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 9,849 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
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

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

2 years of total reliability and counting. Awesome drive.


Good

3 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

2 years ago.

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


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Intel Core i5-10600K $257Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10400F $161Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
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