Average Bench: 72.9% (572nd of 1037)

Based on 16,713 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD

Good average bench

The SSD 120GB averaged 27.0% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 152MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 120GB is 54.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SSD 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 143MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 287MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 16,713 samples)
Min Avg Max
298 Read 420 495
105 Write 297 435
118 Mixed 287 364
59.5 SusWrite 143 395
63.9% 287 MB/s
Min Avg Max
6.15 4K Read 29.8 39.5
33 4K Write 71.6 98.3
9.31 4K Mixed 29.6 39.8
121% 43.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
61.9 DQ Read 234 321
60.6 DQ Write 248 343
16.4 DQ Mixed 152 205
139% 211 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 59 203 65 45 64 MB/s
Read 454
Write 374
Mixed 337
SusWrite 107
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 66.5
4K Mixed 29.1
121% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 177
160% 241 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM81.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 205 209 226 238 237 MB/s
Read 331
Write 222
Mixed 232
SusWrite 213
56% 250 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 41.3
4K Mixed 26.6
98% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 129
98% 132 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,855,034 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 120GB Builds (Compare 32,789 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 50%
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 46%

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $457

Popular SSD 120GB compatible motherboards:

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2020 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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.


1037 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

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Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $299Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $44
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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