Average Bench: 96% (238th of 1037)

Based on 52,257 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 304MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 49%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 165MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 355MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 52,257 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 465 506
287 Write 433 491
248 Mixed 355 409
119 SusWrite 165 188
79.4% 355 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 4K Read 38.5 47
46.8 4K Write 92.4 126
26.1 4K Mixed 49.8 61.6
171% 60.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
176 DQ Read 338 386
98.2 DQ Write 298 362
96.7 DQ Mixed 304 362
232% 314 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 188 151 150 150 150 MB/s
Read 465
Write 441
Mixed 368
SusWrite 170
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 57.8
190% 70.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 354
268% 360 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 156 151 149 148 149 MB/s
Read 488
Write 478
Mixed 376
SusWrite 175
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 51.5
177% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 353
268% 361 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 124 124 124 122 119 MB/s
Read 442
Write 421
Mixed 342
SusWrite 157
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 50.8
175% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 344
261% 351 MB/s
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 6,554 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $826

Popular 850 Evo 120GB compatible motherboards:

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Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

A higher caliber SSD with enhanced performance and endurance...

Added 5 years ago.


1 month ago.

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


3 days ago.

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


6 months ago.

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


16 months ago.

2 years of total reliability and counting. Awesome drive.


3 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


2 years ago.

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

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