Average Bench: 99.5% (206th of 1011)

Based on 37,487 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 0.4% 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 314MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 52.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 41.9%. 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 358MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,487 samples)
Min Avg Max
382 Read 468 507
285 Write 437 491
262 Mixed 358 412
122 SusWrite 165 186
79.9% 357 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.2 4K Read 39.9 47.8
51.9 4K Write 98.9 130
32.9 4K Mixed 52.6 63.3
180% 63.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
199 DQ Read 346 386
143 DQ Write 313 361
105 DQ Mixed 314 362
240% 324 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
112GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 147 149 148 148 148 MB/s
Read 485
Write 466
Mixed 402
SusWrite 179
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 61.9
219% 80.3 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 353
267% 359 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 147 148 149 148 148 MB/s
Read 444
Write 418
Mixed 369
SusWrite 178
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 60.2
206% 74.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 350
266% 357 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 220 153 153 153 153 MB/s
Read 508
Write 444
Mixed 389
SusWrite 170
84% 378 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 55.9
196% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 348
264% 354 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,132,584 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
OutletPCUS $15012 hrs
AmazonUS $1508 days
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 22,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $1,057

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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

6 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

20 months ago.

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


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