Average Bench: 96.2% (217th of 1011)

Based on 40,903 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 3.7% 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 302MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 48.2%. 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 164MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 352MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,903 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 459 506
279 Write 427 490
273 Mixed 352 408
110 SusWrite 164 186
78.5% 351 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.3 4K Read 38.8 48.1
47.3 4K Write 94.1 131
30.3 4K Mixed 50.6 63.1
173% 61.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
136 DQ Read 332 385
90.7 DQ Write 299 361
51.7 DQ Mixed 302 360
230% 311 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 149 150 152 152 153 MB/s
Read 503
Write 490
Mixed 394
SusWrite 183
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 56.7
197% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 263
213% 299 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 141 151 148 150 150 MB/s
Read 460
Write 429
Mixed 386
SusWrite 176
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 40.2
145% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 216
161% 215 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,588,225 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
OutletPCUS $11024 days
AmazonUS $15923 hrs
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 20,778 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $1,018

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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 4 years ago.

Good

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

2 years of total reliability and counting. Awesome drive.


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

18 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $215
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $630SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $66SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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