Average Bench: 59% (796th of 1058)

Based on 2,013 user benchmarks.  Model: 3 120GB SSD

Average average bench

The 3 120GB SSD 120GB averaged 41.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 205MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the 3 120GB SSD 120GB is 52%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the 3 120GB SSD 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 157MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,013 samples)
Min Avg Max
329 Read 430 497
21.3 Write 296 416
17.9 Mixed 236 376
30.4 SusWrite 157 366
62.2% 280 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.5 4K Read 23.9 36.1
9.72 4K Write 58.1 111
0.62 4K Mixed 15.2 34.3
86.5% 32.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
42 DQ Read 110 205
16.9 DQ Write 205 335
0.6 DQ Mixed 40.2 197
63.7% 118 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
83GB free
Firmware: T0512A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 286 287 282 266 240 MB/s
Read 390
Write 292
Mixed 296
SusWrite 271
70% 312 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 17.2
134% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 61.1
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 25
62% 123 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1001A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 98 65 62 63 62 MB/s
Read 454
Write 324
Mixed 359
SusWrite 101
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 22.5
91% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 45.2
90% 174 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FW200509
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 24 356 54 41 29 MB/s
Read 489
Write 20.5
Mixed 34
SusWrite 110
35% 164 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 15.4
4K Mixed 7.3
69% 18.9 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 19.8
DQ Mixed 11.1
24% 53.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,259,910 SSDs tested.

Typical 120GB SSD 120GB Builds (Compare 8,536 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $300

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