Average Bench: 65.5% (737th of 1072)

Based on 1,828 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD Smartbuy 120GB

Above average average bench

The SSD Smartbuy 120GB averaged 34.4% 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 114MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD Smartbuy 120GB is 53.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SSD Smartbuy 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 119MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 243MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,828 samples)
Min Avg Max
293 Read 420 504
38.7 Write 247 440
40.2 Mixed 243 362
34.2 SusWrite 119 269
57% 257 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.88 4K Read 25.2 37.6
14.1 4K Write 68.6 98.9
7.34 4K Mixed 25.2 40.6
107% 39.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
82.9 DQ Read 209 323
34.7 DQ Write 215 357
15 DQ Mixed 114 195
113% 179 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 77 69 92 91 90 MB/s
Read 484
Write 454
Mixed 368
SusWrite 100
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 35.3
126% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 181
180% 286 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 94 114 99 100 97 MB/s
Read 383
Write 134
Mixed 148
SusWrite 108
42% 193 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 31.3
4K Mixed 35.6
108% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 150
146% 235 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.f
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 146 146 147 147 147 MB/s
Read 479
Write 142
Mixed 182
SusWrite 145
52% 237 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 42.2
4K Mixed 22.6
80% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 52.5
81% 157 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM71.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 122 18 3.8 59 39 MB/s
Read 350
Write 114
Mixed 220
SusWrite 49.5
40% 183 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 78.3
4K Mixed 21.6
106% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 130
123% 187 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 71 64 75 75 52 MB/s
Read 457
Write 427
Mixed 353
SusWrite 80.9
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 29.7
4K Mixed 21.3
72% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 181
152% 221 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM21.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 22 102 11 64 11 MB/s
Read 400
Write 199
Mixed 190
SusWrite 45
46% 209 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 12.5
72% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 89
95% 155 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,598,887 SSDs tested

Typical Smartbuy 120GB Builds (Compare 5,017 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $326

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