Average Bench: 96.2% (228th of 1026)

Based on 52,100 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 3.8% 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 307MB/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 48.5%. 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 158MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 353MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 52,100 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 465 507
196 Write 429 493
223 Mixed 353 410
102 SusWrite 158 187
78.6% 351 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 4K Read 38.8 47.5
42.4 4K Write 92.9 126
28.7 4K Mixed 50.3 62.9
172% 60.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
188 DQ Read 346 386
97.4 DQ Write 298 361
122 DQ Mixed 307 362
234% 317 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 145 121 111 111 114 MB/s
Read 426
Write 413
Mixed 338
SusWrite 150
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 55.4
183% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 349
264% 354 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 143 147 149 148 148 MB/s
Read 259
Write 386
Mixed 279
SusWrite 152
61% 269 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 61.8
4K Mixed 32.4
116% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 36.6
DQ Write 79.8
DQ Mixed 46.3
39% 54.2 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 162 156 157 145 134 MB/s
Read 239
Write 349
Mixed 257
SusWrite 174
58% 254 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 44.5
4K Mixed 32.3
107% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 35.2
DQ Write 70.6
DQ Mixed 44.1
36% 50 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,503,829 SSDs tested.


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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 27,613 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 53%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 61%

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $821

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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 4 years ago.


3 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

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


2 months ago.

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


12 months ago.

2 years of total reliability and counting. Awesome drive.


3 years ago.

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


3 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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