Average Bench: 96% (275th of 1074)

Based on 69,224 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 302MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 50.4%. 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 168MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 358MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 69,224 samples)
Min Avg Max
335 Read 459 508
269 Write 431 489
261 Mixed 358 416
116 SusWrite 168 190
79.3% 354 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.6 4K Read 38.9 47.3
43.5 4K Write 91.2 127
31.2 4K Mixed 50.2 62.6
171% 60.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
128 DQ Read 338 386
75.7 DQ Write 294 361
90.3 DQ Mixed 302 364
230% 311 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 151 151 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 497
Write 487
Mixed 369
SusWrite 186
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 54.1
184% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 363
276% 370 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 157 136 150 137 120 MB/s
Read 367
Write 355
Mixed 327
SusWrite 171
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 37.2
117% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 281
218% 299 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $74 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $805 months
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 6,830 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $628

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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 8 years ago.

Good

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

2 years of total reliability and counting. Awesome drive.


Good

7 years ago.

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


Good

7 years ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


Excellent

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Samsung - no rivalers - in SSDs. But in SATA SSDs - Samsung versus HDD-ish WDs, then high prices make Samsung a near-loser, Koreans still wins. If you have an crappy laptop, I recommends this.


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Intel Core i5-12600K $176Nvidia RTX 4060 $293Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-12400F $124Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-13600K $260Nvidia RTX 4070 $550Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $45
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $45SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $48SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $62G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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