Average Bench: 94.6% (268th of 1058)

Based on 60,362 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 5.3% 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 299MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 50.2%. 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 163MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 351MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,362 samples)
Min Avg Max
312 Read 456 508
252 Write 422 490
189 Mixed 351 416
110 SusWrite 163 188
77.9% 348 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 4K Read 38.4 47.4
44.4 4K Write 90.2 125
27.5 4K Mixed 49.1 61.6
169% 59.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
120 DQ Read 334 385
104 DQ Write 295 361
65.7 DQ Mixed 299 364
228% 309 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
99GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 358 151 151 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 494
Write 454
Mixed 400
SusWrite 185
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 51.9
179% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 200
150% 200 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,172,203 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $74 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $2001 month
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 14,502 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $888

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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 6 years ago.

Good

17 months ago.

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


Good

10 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

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

22 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

5 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.


Excellent

6 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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