Average Bench: 97.8% (197th of 1000)

Based on 34,449 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 2.2% 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 304MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 51.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 51.5%. 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 163MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 352MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,449 samples)
Min Avg Max
329 Read 463 506
295 Write 433 489
248 Mixed 352 411
117 SusWrite 163 186
78.9% 353 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.5 4K Read 39.4 47.8
48.2 4K Write 97.7 130
31.8 4K Mixed 51.5 63.5
177% 62.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.1 DQ Read 333 385
96.1 DQ Write 305 361
52.6 DQ Mixed 304 362
232% 314 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
85GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 149 142 146 148 144 MB/s
Read 433
Write 404
Mixed 364
SusWrite 179
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 45.1
154% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 348
264% 355 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 45 45 46 46 46 MB/s
Read 398
Write 45.2
Mixed 82
SusWrite 44.7
31% 142 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.8
62% 13.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,374,440 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
OutletPCUS $11114 hrs
AmazonUS $1117 days
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 18,132 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,010

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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 3 years ago.

Good

24 months ago.

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


Good

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 days 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

2 years ago.

very very fast and good price for 120 gb


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $356Nvidia GTX 1070 $314Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $92
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $145Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $108Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $90SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $651SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $73Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $85SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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