Average Bench: 73.8% (531st of 1016)

Based on 12,376 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD

Good average bench

The SSD 120GB averaged 26.1% 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 153MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 120GB is 49%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SSD 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 293MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,376 samples)
Min Avg Max
299 Read 418 493
132 Write 303 429
148 Mixed 293 358
63.3 SusWrite 154 400
65.1% 292 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 30.6 39.6
32.2 4K Write 71 99.8
12.9 4K Mixed 29.4 39.2
122% 43.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.8 DQ Read 238 321
45.6 DQ Write 250 344
16.5 DQ Mixed 153 203
140% 214 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM01.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 358 424 423 431 414 MB/s
Read 410
Write 297
Mixed 310
SusWrite 394
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 37.9
161% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 194
181% 279 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM91.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 182 186 179 183 185 MB/s
Read 299
Write 270
Mixed 252
SusWrite 190
57% 253 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 33.6
142% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 184
160% 237 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 124 124 54 95 74 MB/s
Read 418
Write 248
Mixed 319
SusWrite 83.1
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 55.4
4K Mixed 26.5
106% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 18.5
DQ Mixed 5
36% 90 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 70 71 71 71 71 MB/s
Read 406
Write 268
Mixed 288
SusWrite 93.5
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 17.5
78% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 184
159% 232 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 120GB Builds (Compare 35,488 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $565

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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.

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Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $643SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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