Average Bench: 67.4% (666th of 1037)

Based on 1,721 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 650 120GB

Above average average bench

The Samsung 650 120GB averaged 32.5% 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 95.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 650 120GB is 40.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 650 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 105MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 73.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,721 samples)
Min Avg Max
340 Read 450 501
51.2 Write 343 424
93.2 Mixed 292 351
36.8 SusWrite 105 171
66.2% 297 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 4K Read 28.7 35.7
18.4 4K Write 65.5 84.8
16.1 4K Mixed 33.7 43.5
121% 42.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
135 DQ Read 177 189
19.2 DQ Write 73.9 85.6
34.5 DQ Mixed 95.8 111
78.8% 116 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FXT01B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 144 145 145 145 145 MB/s
Read 505
Write 382
Mixed 320
SusWrite 169
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 43.5
155% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 82.8
DQ Mixed 109
87% 125 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: FXT01B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 146 145 146 146 146 MB/s
Read 500
Write 421
Mixed 352
SusWrite 167
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 40.3
145% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 84.5
DQ Mixed 110
88% 126 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FXT01B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 256 133 139 142 141 139 MB/s
Read 488
Write 389
Mixed 317
SusWrite 158
75% 338 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 38.6
137% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 81.9
DQ Mixed 109
88% 126 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FXT01B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 85 82 87 79 80 MB/s
Read 469
Write 386
Mixed 319
SusWrite 100
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 41.6
146% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 80.8
DQ Mixed 108
86% 124 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FXT01B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 141 143 144 144 144 MB/s
Read 481
Write 387
Mixed 333
SusWrite 167
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 34.4
125% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 85.4
DQ Mixed 108
87% 126 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FXT01B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 139 142 143 143 143 MB/s
Read 478
Write 394
Mixed 334
SusWrite 170
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 34.1
124% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 85
DQ Mixed 107
87% 125 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FXT01B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 134 109 65 75 63 MB/s
Read 300
Write 289
Mixed 276
SusWrite 111
55% 244 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 38.8
4K Mixed 25.3
89% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 85
DQ Mixed 92.2
79% 120 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FXT01B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 22 23 24 23 MB/s
Read 322
Write 25.2
Mixed 58
SusWrite 23.1
23% 107 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 11.9
4K Mixed 12
52% 14.7 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 11.9
DQ Mixed 25.5
32% 62.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,610,979 SSDs tested.

Typical 650 120GB Builds (Compare 1,665 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI B85M-E45 (MS-7817) - $107

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $676

Popular 650 120GB compatible motherboards:

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