Average Bench: 53.6% (853rd of 1058)

Based on 18,700 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS120G1G0A-00SS50, WDC WDS120G1G0A-, WD WDS120G1G0A-00SS, WDC WDS1 20G1G0A-00SS50, WDC WDS120G1G0A-00SS

Average average bench

The WD Green 120GB (2016) averaged 46.4% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 62.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 120GB (2016) is 31.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Green 120GB (2016) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 27MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 18,700 samples)
Min Avg Max
293 Read 401 489
19.7 Write 176 396
28.9 Mixed 190 366
32.6 SusWrite 72.9 123
46.2% 210 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11 4K Read 21.8 29.9
16.6 4K Write 62.4 107
4.68 4K Mixed 16.9 23.7
87.7% 33.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
87 DQ Read 155 219
33.2 DQ Write 167 290
2.1 DQ Mixed 27 35.1
57.3% 116 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 79 66 67 70 70 MB/s
Read 472
Write 276
Mixed 364
SusWrite 75.3
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 19.6
112% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 13.9
67% 150 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 63 64 51 45 47 MB/s
Read 453
Write 251
Mixed 309
SusWrite 60.7
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 16.7
97% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 34.4
73% 145 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 59 67 69 59 54 MB/s
Read 431
Write 182
Mixed 195
SusWrite 70.1
48% 220 MB/s
4K Read 13.4
4K Write 37.2
4K Mixed 5.7
47% 18.8 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 33.7
67% 133 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,716,230 SSDs tested.


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Typical Green 120GB (2016) Builds (Compare 1,958 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 84%
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Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus H110-PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $515

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