Average Bench: 97% (238th of 1040)

Based on 49,465 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 3.0% 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 309MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 47.3%. 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 49,465 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 468 506
195 Write 430 489
198 Mixed 355 413
116 SusWrite 165 188
79.4% 355 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 4K Read 39 47.5
43.1 4K Write 94.3 125
30.4 4K Mixed 50.3 62.9
174% 61.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
178 DQ Read 346 385
98.9 DQ Write 298 361
142 DQ Mixed 309 362
235% 318 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 149 151 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 448
Write 428
Mixed 360
SusWrite 176
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 59.1
196% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 356
269% 360 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 150 143 141 139 141 MB/s
Read 495
Write 425
Mixed 402
SusWrite 173
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 29.7
4K Mixed 33
121% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 59.1
DQ Mixed 113
110% 185 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 147 147 148 147 148 MB/s
Read 287
Write 405
Mixed 319
SusWrite 174
67% 296 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 50.1
4K Mixed 37.1
121% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 38.7
DQ Write 81.5
DQ Mixed 49.6
41% 56.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,004,407 SSDs tested.


Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 8,402 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: 52% - Above average Total price: $766

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.


3 months ago.

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


2 months ago.

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


8 months ago.

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


19 months ago.

2 years of total reliability and counting. Awesome drive.


3 years ago.

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


4 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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Intel Core i5-9400F $165Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $268Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $185
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