Average Bench: 97.2% (178th of 980)

Based on 31,112 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 2.7% 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 51MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 Evo 120GB is 50.9%. 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 162MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 349MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,112 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 461 506
288 Write 429 490
243 Mixed 349 402
112 SusWrite 162 186
78.4% 350 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.1 4K Read 39.2 48.1
49.9 4K Write 97.2 130
32.3 4K Mixed 51 63.4
176% 62.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
57.4 DQ Read 337 385
96.7 DQ Write 307 359
49.2 DQ Mixed 308 360
235% 317 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
92GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 150 150 150 150 150 MB/s
Read 503
Write 494
Mixed 400
SusWrite 186
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 62
213% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 364
276% 370 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 105 104 103 103 101 MB/s
Read 459
Write 440
Mixed 351
SusWrite 137
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 56
187% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 321
242% 323 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 146 150 150 150 150 MB/s
Read 267
Write 374
Mixed 273
SusWrite 176
62% 272 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 55
4K Mixed 37.4
123% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 36.2
DQ Write 76
DQ Mixed 46.8
38% 53 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,464,199 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Dec '14
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Typical 850 Evo 120GB Builds (Compare 15,183 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $991

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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

20 months ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.

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


Good

23 months 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

10 months ago.

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


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $320Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $780SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 16GB $22
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