Average Bench: 97.9% (214th of 1016)

Based on 46,427 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 2.0% 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 308MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 51.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 54.6%. 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 361MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,427 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 466 507
348 Write 440 490
285 Mixed 361 416
119 SusWrite 164 186
80.2% 358 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 4K Read 39.8 48.1
45.3 4K Write 94.6 129
31.9 4K Mixed 51.8 63.4
177% 62.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
149 DQ Read 339 386
115 DQ Write 303 361
87.7 DQ Mixed 308 363
235% 317 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 150 150 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 499
Write 492
Mixed 376
SusWrite 185
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 62.8
218% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 356
269% 361 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 151 152 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 498
Write 453
Mixed 366
SusWrite 182
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 54.3
185% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 201
151% 202 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,625,834 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $7819 days
OutletPCUS $1502 months
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 24,025 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $854

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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

8 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

3 years ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


Excellent

22 months ago.

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


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Intel Core i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $43
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
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