Average Bench: 101% (207th of 1016)

Based on 1,221 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 850 120GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 850 120GB averaged 0.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 850 120GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 318MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 53.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 120GB is 47.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung 850 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 168MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 387MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,221 samples)
Min Avg Max
395 Read 473 506
344 Write 443 494
332 Mixed 387 422
118 SusWrite 168 192
82.4% 368 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30 4K Read 41.6 49
54.3 4K Write 99.2 139
36.8 4K Mixed 53.4 65
184% 64.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
171 DQ Read 332 360
140 DQ Write 316 361
129 DQ Mixed 318 361
240% 322 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 158 159 157 156 154 MB/s
Read 509
Write 497
Mixed 414
SusWrite 180
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 69.2
246% 90.1 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 353
265% 352 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 150 151 151 153 149 MB/s
Read 473
Write 466
Mixed 383
SusWrite 184
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 61
213% 76.3 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 358
269% 359 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 152 152 149 130 140 MB/s
Read 477
Write 475
Mixed 400
SusWrite 178
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 60.7
209% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 359
270% 359 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 156 157 142 119 111 MB/s
Read 500
Write 486
Mixed 387
SusWrite 171
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 94.6
4K Mixed 55.5
189% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 344
257% 340 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 77 74 75 78 76 MB/s
Read 468
Write 432
Mixed 383
SusWrite 98.1
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 59.1
201% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 353
264% 351 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 160 161 161 161 159 MB/s
Read 473
Write 468
Mixed 399
SusWrite 179
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 43.7
153% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 351
263% 349 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 109 109 103 106 107 MB/s
Read 479
Write 451
Mixed 398
SusWrite 139
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 48
159% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 260
196% 262 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,546,356 SSDs tested.

Typical 850 120GB Builds (Compare 19,296 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,253

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