Average Bench: 97% (167th of 964)

Based on 26,186 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 2.9% 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 308MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 47.3%. 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 165MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 353MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,186 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 461 506
319 Write 435 490
274 Mixed 353 406
121 SusWrite 165 185
79.1% 353 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 4K Read 38.9 47.6
47.7 4K Write 96.4 130
33.9 4K Mixed 50.8 62.5
175% 62 MB/s
Min Avg Max
55.3 DQ Read 334 386
99.8 DQ Write 304 356
72.1 DQ Mixed 308 360
234% 315 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 139 120 115 117 108 MB/s
Read 498
Write 472
Mixed 372
SusWrite 154
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 59.5
206% 73.8 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 355
268% 360 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 117 118 113 116 111 MB/s
Read 357
Write 438
Mixed 320
SusWrite 152
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 55.5
203% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 349
264% 354 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 140 141 136 133 129 MB/s
Read 461
Write 442
Mixed 345
SusWrite 167
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 50.2
4K Mixed 33.6
110% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 350
266% 360 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 89 84 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 275
Write 316
Mixed 281
SusWrite 89.2
54% 240 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 38.4
4K Mixed 26.6
89% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 32.7
DQ Write 63.8
DQ Mixed 40.2
33% 45.6 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 13,061 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $870

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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 3 years ago.

Good

18 months ago.

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


Good

17 months ago.

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


Good

21 months 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

8 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $340Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $77
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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