Average Bench: 70.2% (650th of 1058)

Based on 25,073 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD

Good average bench

The SSD 120GB averaged 29.8% 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 141MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 120GB is 55.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SSD 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 140MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 280MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,073 samples)
Min Avg Max
293 Read 407 483
87.7 Write 280 418
84.1 Mixed 284 359
46 SusWrite 140 381
61.9% 278 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.55 4K Read 28.7 40.2
21.2 4K Write 67.8 97.4
8.94 4K Mixed 28.4 40.9
116% 41.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
77.4 DQ Read 226 319
30.2 DQ Write 237 335
12.7 DQ Mixed 141 204
131% 201 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
89GB free
Firmware: SBFM01.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 464 466 467 465 464 MB/s
Read 428
Write 385
Mixed 341
SusWrite 464
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 39
164% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 198
183% 282 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 99 78 78 78 79 MB/s
Read 468
Write 196
Mixed 332
SusWrite 107
61% 276 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 32.8
134% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 193
171% 255 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM81.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 90 90 91 93 90 MB/s
Read 420
Write 250
Mixed 271
SusWrite 106
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 32.8
4K Mixed 21.8
79% 25.6 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 133
102% 140 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,419,383 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 120GB Builds (Compare 84,851 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $68

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $542

Popular SSD 120GB compatible motherboards:

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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 user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • 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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Intel Core i7-12700K $350Nvidia RTX 3050 $325Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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