Average Bench: 95.3% (263rd of 1058)

Based on 68,221 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 4.6% 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 299MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 51.9%. 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 166MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 355MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 68,221 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 464 505
290 Write 426 489
239 Mixed 355 415
110 SusWrite 166 189
79% 353 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.8 4K Read 39.1 47.3
46.1 4K Write 89.2 123
26.4 4K Mixed 49.4 62
170% 59.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
154 DQ Read 336 386
87.7 DQ Write 292 362
97.2 DQ Mixed 299 363
228% 309 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 114 113 113 115 114 MB/s
Read 472
Write 450
Mixed 361
SusWrite 150
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 42.5
145% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 354
268% 360 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,300,798 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $74 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $1831 month
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 13,217 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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

13 months ago.

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


Good

6 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

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 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

4 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

3 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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