Average Bench: 72.4% (569th of 1026)

Based on 15,926 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD

Good average bench

The SSD 120GB averaged 27.5% 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 155MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 120GB is 50.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SSD 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 137MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 288MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,926 samples)
Min Avg Max
301 Read 421 503
95.8 Write 289 435
97.8 Mixed 288 370
54 SusWrite 137 369
63.2% 284 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.33 4K Read 29.8 40.1
28.9 4K Write 69.9 98.5
13 4K Mixed 30.1 39.4
121% 43.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
76.9 DQ Read 231 315
51.5 DQ Write 245 346
18.8 DQ Mixed 155 202
140% 210 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM91.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 253 256 258 261 259 MB/s
Read 413
Write 400
Mixed 312
SusWrite 260
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 38.9
167% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 191
177% 271 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 139 85 66 84 79 MB/s
Read 440
Write 290
Mixed 62.4
SusWrite 93.8
49% 222 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 46.4
4K Mixed 27.3
89% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 175
153% 225 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 158 84 83 83 82 MB/s
Read 404
Write 242
Mixed 302
SusWrite 142
61% 272 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 44.1
4K Mixed 17.8
85% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 186
162% 239 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 62 108 52 85 75 MB/s
Read 304
Write 260
Mixed 233
SusWrite 90
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 0.9
63% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 126
117% 177 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,651,405 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 120GB Builds (Compare 41,600 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $453

Popular SSD 120GB compatible motherboards:

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

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