Average Bench: 97.8% (251st of 1058)

Based on 57,190 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 2.1% 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 313MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 51.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 41.3%. 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 168MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 359MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 57,190 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 468 507
299 Write 434 491
273 Mixed 359 417
119 SusWrite 168 189
79.9% 357 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 39.5 47.6
46.6 4K Write 94.3 124
31.8 4K Mixed 51.1 62.5
175% 61.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
198 DQ Read 344 386
114 DQ Write 304 362
154 DQ Mixed 313 363
237% 320 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
81GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 152 151 152 151 151 MB/s
Read 503
Write 489
Mixed 377
SusWrite 187
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 55.5
192% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 358
273% 367 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 146 153 155 154 154 MB/s
Read 376
Write 345
Mixed 307
SusWrite 182
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 22.7
4K Mixed 16.3
57% 18.3 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 90.9
DQ Mixed 95
73% 99.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,898,770 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $74 @ launch in Dec '14
AmazonUS $7815 months
OutletPCUS $15017 months
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 11,330 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $766

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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 5 years ago.

Good

8 months ago.

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


Good

1 month 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

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

23 months 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.


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Intel Core i5-11400F $180Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Intel Core i5-11600K $265Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $215Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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