Average Bench: 94.9% (266th of 1058)

Based on 67,510 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 5.1% 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 308MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 47.9%. 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 165MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 356MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 67,510 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 458 505
237 Write 427 489
240 Mixed 356 411
111 SusWrite 165 188
78.7% 351 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.8 4K Read 38.1 47
43.2 4K Write 89.5 128
28.9 4K Mixed 48.8 61.7
168% 58.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
215 DQ Read 348 387
108 DQ Write 301 361
117 DQ Mixed 308 361
235% 319 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
111GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 149 150 149 150 150 MB/s
Read 494
Write 483
Mixed 352
SusWrite 185
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 56.7
184% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 352
266% 356 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 150 150 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 352
Write 342
Mixed 308
SusWrite 173
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 49.6
4K Mixed 37.2
122% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 217
166% 225 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,071,775 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $74 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $1111 min
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 15,825 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $584

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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 7 years ago.

Good

22 months ago.

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


Good

15 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

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

2 years of total reliability and counting. Awesome drive.


Good

5 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

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

12 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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