Average Bench: 95.4% (227th of 1021)

Based on 1,994 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 850 120GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung 850 120GB averaged just 4.5% lower 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 300MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 850 120GB is 48.3%. 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 158MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 374MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,994 samples)
Min Avg Max
354 Read 460 504
309 Write 427 492
270 Mixed 374 413
104 SusWrite 158 192
79.5% 355 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 4K Read 39 48
46.3 4K Write 93 127
30.9 4K Mixed 50.3 63.5
173% 60.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
43.3 DQ Read 315 359
105 DQ Write 301 361
53.3 DQ Mixed 300 361
227% 305 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 161 160 161 161 160 MB/s
Read 506
Write 493
Mixed 415
SusWrite 191
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 67.1
233% 84.7 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 353
265% 352 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,445,205 SSDs tested.

Typical 850 120GB Builds (Compare 21,240 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $172

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,290

Popular 850 120GB compatible motherboards:

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

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $165Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $199Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $365Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $55
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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