Average Bench: 98.7% (200th of 1003)

Based on 37,120 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 1.2% 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 318MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 52MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 46.2%. 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 161MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 357MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,120 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 468 506
327 Write 441 492
275 Mixed 357 411
102 SusWrite 161 187
79.9% 357 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.8 4K Read 39.8 47.8
52.6 4K Write 97.8 130
32.4 4K Mixed 52 63.1
179% 63.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
199 DQ Read 348 386
105 DQ Write 316 362
127 DQ Mixed 318 364
243% 327 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 154 153 153 153 153 MB/s
Read 493
Write 474
Mixed 404
SusWrite 188
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 54.3
186% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 309
241% 331 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 164 134 121 104 97 MB/s
Read 477
Write 442
Mixed 363
SusWrite 143
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 55.5
192% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 347
263% 353 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,730,416 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $1119 days
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 19,313 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,035

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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

2 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

16 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $120Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $222Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $70G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $607SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $77SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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