Average Bench: 71.6% (608th of 1040)

Based on 19,189 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD

Good average bench

The SSD 120GB averaged 28.3% 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 29.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 120GB is 57.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SSD 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 143MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 286MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,189 samples)
Min Avg Max
167 Read 401 495
96.2 Write 297 429
89.9 Mixed 286 365
56.5 SusWrite 143 397
62.9% 282 MB/s
Min Avg Max
6.7 4K Read 29.9 39.7
20.2 4K Write 69.5 97.3
11.5 4K Mixed 29.6 39.6
120% 43 MB/s
Min Avg Max
53.6 DQ Read 230 321
41.7 DQ Write 244 344
19.5 DQ Mixed 148 202
136% 207 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 160 85 84 86 85 MB/s
Read 392
Write 185
Mixed 244
SusWrite 133
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 38
133% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 187
160% 233 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 137 126 120 72 87 MB/s
Read 455
Write 232
Mixed 320
SusWrite 114
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 83.3
4K Mixed 5.9
111% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 195
170% 251 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 64 64 65 59 64 MB/s
Read 375
Write 74.2
Mixed 105
SusWrite 63.1
34% 154 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 41.2
4K Mixed 21.2
95% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 64.7
DQ Mixed 81.7
74% 117 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,047,896 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 120GB Builds (Compare 50,029 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $551

Popular SSD 120GB compatible motherboards:

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2021 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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