Average Bench: 70.4% (640th of 1058)

Based on 23,519 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD

Good average bench

The SSD 120GB averaged 29.5% 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 148MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 120GB is 49.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SSD 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 138MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 292MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,519 samples)
Min Avg Max
292 Read 407 494
137 Write 292 415
155 Mixed 292 362
48.6 SusWrite 138 401
63% 282 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.2 4K Read 29.4 40.1
21.6 4K Write 66.6 92.6
9.98 4K Mixed 28.6 40.2
116% 41.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
78.3 DQ Read 227 320
54.6 DQ Write 244 333
14.8 DQ Mixed 148 203
135% 206 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 85 86 86 84 86 MB/s
Read 451
Write 188
Mixed 318
SusWrite 122
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 97
4K Mixed 42.4
169% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 189
163% 238 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 117 83 85 85 84 MB/s
Read 418
Write 185
Mixed 302
SusWrite 136
58% 260 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 42.7
165% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 190
163% 238 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: SBFMBB.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 243 367 383 390 390 391 MB/s
Read 379
Write 384
Mixed 357
SusWrite 361
84% 370 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 33
117% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 179
157% 231 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 205 83 83 83 84 MB/s
Read 451
Write 384
Mixed 339
SusWrite 150
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 67
4K Mixed 29
118% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 193
175% 263 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U0330A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 279 283 271 73 73 MB/s
Read 290
Write 276
Mixed 257
SusWrite 208
58% 258 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 65.4
4K Mixed 16.9
86% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 36.6
73% 141 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 43 61 36 66 66 MB/s
Read 472
Write 391
Mixed 169
SusWrite 53.7
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 8.1
80% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 23
74% 156 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02000006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 87 63 70 70 51 MB/s
Read 359
Write 260
Mixed 208
SusWrite 87.1
51% 228 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 32.9
4K Mixed 20.9
69% 23.4 MB/s
DQ Read 97.2
DQ Write 74.7
DQ Mixed 89
66% 87 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,207,617 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 120GB Builds (Compare 67,394 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $68

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $554

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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