Average Bench: 94.6% (267th of 1058)

Based on 3,139 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 120GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 EVO M.2 120GB averaged just 5.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 120GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 309MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 120GB is 47.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 163MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 357MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,139 samples)
Min Avg Max
382 Read 464 507
297 Write 427 485
290 Mixed 357 407
118 SusWrite 163 184
79% 353 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 4K Read 37.2 46.3
46 4K Write 89.7 126
27.9 4K Mixed 48.6 60.1
166% 58.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
219 DQ Read 345 385
135 DQ Write 303 354
166 DQ Mixed 309 358
236% 319 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 148 148 146 144 143 MB/s
Read 501
Write 476
Mixed 343
SusWrite 173
83% 373 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 60.3
213% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 355
268% 360 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 138 113 105 105 105 MB/s
Read 418
Write 408
Mixed 347
SusWrite 149
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 55
187% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 328
250% 340 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 105 98 103 102 101 MB/s
Read 462
Write 442
Mixed 342
SusWrite 137
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 52.2
179% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 318
241% 326 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 121 122 123 114 120 MB/s
Read 460
Write 426
Mixed 343
SusWrite 153
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 45
150% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 320
243% 327 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 150 146 149 152 150 MB/s
Read 388
Write 357
Mixed 306
SusWrite 172
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 44.1
148% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 289
218% 291 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,405,306 SSDs tested.

Typical 850 EVO M.2 120GB Builds (Compare 38,686 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $297

Popular 850 EVO M.2 120GB systems:

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

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Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-10700K $320Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $192
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