Average Bench: 95.7% (263rd of 1058)

Based on 65,850 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 4.3% 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 309MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 51.6%. 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 166MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 355MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 65,850 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 459 505
284 Write 425 489
258 Mixed 355 412
110 SusWrite 166 188
78.6% 351 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.6 4K Read 38.7 47.1
38.9 4K Write 90.3 121
28.8 4K Mixed 49.8 61.7
170% 59.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
185 DQ Read 343 386
118 DQ Write 299 362
142 DQ Mixed 309 362
235% 317 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 151 152 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 506
Write 487
Mixed 419
SusWrite 187
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 61.3
214% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 349
264% 355 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 155 154 154 154 154 MB/s
Read 502
Write 490
Mixed 406
SusWrite 189
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 58.3
198% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 362
275% 370 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 149 148 148 150 149 MB/s
Read 498
Write 488
Mixed 403
SusWrite 184
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 57.6
197% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 360
274% 368 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,498,523 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $74 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $1834 months
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 13,945 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $871

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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 6 years ago.

Good

15 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

The Samsung evo series is very fast. The reason why I break 1 star is that it is 120 gb, my phone is 120gb, but I recommend the 240 gb version.


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

2 years of total reliability and counting. Awesome drive.


Good

4 years ago.

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


Good

5 years ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 months 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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