Average Bench: 96% (273rd of 1071)

Based on 69,224 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 4.0% 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 50.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 50.4%. 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 168MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 358MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 69,224 samples)
Min Avg Max
335 Read 459 508
269 Write 431 489
261 Mixed 358 416
116 SusWrite 168 190
79.3% 354 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.6 4K Read 38.9 47.3
43.5 4K Write 91.2 127
31.2 4K Mixed 50.2 62.6
171% 60.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
128 DQ Read 338 386
75.7 DQ Write 294 361
90.3 DQ Mixed 302 364
230% 311 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 146 145 146 143 142 MB/s
Read 462
Write 444
Mixed 348
SusWrite 171
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 47.7
162% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 344
262% 353 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 120 83 68 61 35 MB/s
Read 434
Write 309
Mixed 340
SusWrite 108
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 50.8
166% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 357
269% 360 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 97 92 89 85 82 MB/s
Read 430
Write 429
Mixed 362
SusWrite 120
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 81.5
4K Mixed 45.4
154% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 358
270% 360 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $74 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $1066 months
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 4,566 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $794

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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 7 years ago.

Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

27 days 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

2 years of total reliability and counting. Awesome drive.


Good

6 years ago.

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


Good

6 years ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

19 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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Intel Core i5-13600K $300Nvidia RTX 3060 $359Crucial MX500 250GB $37
Intel Core i5-12400F $160Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $457Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i5-12600K $223Nvidia RTX 4070-Ti $850Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $417SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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