Average Bench: 70.8% (639th of 1058)

Based on 22,414 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD

Good average bench

The SSD 120GB averaged 29.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 140MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 120GB is 58.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SSD 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 144MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 282MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,414 samples)
Min Avg Max
298 Read 411 495
99.1 Write 290 437
93.7 Mixed 282 363
49.8 SusWrite 144 412
62.8% 282 MB/s
Min Avg Max
7.66 4K Read 29.4 40.4
20.2 4K Write 68.4 98.3
1.28 4K Mixed 27.9 40.5
117% 41.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
54.3 DQ Read 223 322
25.7 DQ Write 240 346
20.4 DQ Mixed 140 204
131% 201 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
54GB free
Firmware: SBFM91.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 221 217 224 228 226 MB/s
Read 321
Write 344
Mixed 264
SusWrite 219
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 72.5
4K Mixed 28.8
121% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 191
180% 279 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 130 31 77 35 42 MB/s
Read 441
Write 356
Mixed 320
SusWrite 69.4
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 21.2
81% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 182
162% 242 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 63 118 65 101 85 MB/s
Read 423
Write 144
Mixed 259
SusWrite 106
51% 233 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 13.9
4K Mixed 18.3
34% 11.4 MB/s
DQ Read 125
DQ Write 94.7
DQ Mixed 111
83% 110 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,464,904 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 120GB Builds (Compare 74,726 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $74

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $577

Popular SSD 120GB compatible motherboards:

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2022 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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