Average Bench: 43.5% (917th of 1059)

Based on 30,897 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WDS120G2G0B-00EPW0

Below average average bench

The WDC WDS120G2G0B-00EPW0 120GB averaged 56.5% 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. Sequential Read Speed 417MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.4MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WDC WDS120G2G0B-00EPW0 120GB is just 18.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WDC WDS120G2G0B-00EPW0 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.2MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 63.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,897 samples)
Min Avg Max
335 Read 417 456
78.9 Write 238 296
46 Mixed 210 294
35 SusWrite 66.2 111
51.5% 233 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.72 4K Read 18.4 23.4
12.1 4K Write 29.4 40.9
7.44 4K Mixed 15.2 19.8
62.8% 21 MB/s
Min Avg Max
48.6 DQ Read 104 119
24.3 DQ Write 63.5 86.2
13.1 DQ Mixed 34.2 42.4
38.8% 67.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UI500000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 136 55 67 58 59 MB/s
Read 450
Write 295
Mixed 289
SusWrite 101
63% 284 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 33.7
4K Mixed 19.3
72% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 75.3
DQ Mixed 38.9
44% 75.6 MB/s
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UI510000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 23 79 3.1 32 43 MB/s
Read 454
Write 213
Mixed 186
SusWrite 54
50% 227 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 38.1
4K Mixed 19.7
81% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 79.9
DQ Mixed 41.4
46% 78.5 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0400
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 47 40 58 48 43 MB/s
Read 454
Write 313
Mixed 295
SusWrite 60.1
62% 281 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 38.5
4K Mixed 14.4
71% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 63.2
DQ Mixed 30.7
38% 69.4 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UI510000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 4.4 10 107 42 62 MB/s
Read 430
Write 279
Mixed 273
SusWrite 74.8
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 32.9
4K Mixed 18.3
71% 23.8 MB/s
DQ Read 82.6
DQ Write 59
DQ Mixed 32.9
35% 58.2 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UI510000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 6.8 112 57 60 46 MB/s
Read 448
Write 286
Mixed 204
SusWrite 68.3
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 32.3
4K Mixed 13.3
68% 22.6 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 73.4
DQ Mixed 41.8
45% 76 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UI510000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 1.9 57 74 87 77 MB/s
Read 404
Write 269
Mixed 251
SusWrite 72.2
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 31.6
4K Mixed 16.7
63% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 87.6
DQ Write 62.2
DQ Mixed 39.4
39% 63.1 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UI510000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 7.3 63 116 73 71 MB/s
Read 381
Write 137
Mixed 151
SusWrite 86.8
41% 189 MB/s
4K Read 16.4
4K Write 31.6
4K Mixed 13.8
59% 20.6 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 67.6
DQ Mixed 41.2
44% 74.9 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UI450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 23 7.4 36 83 64 MB/s
Read 388
Write 243
Mixed 153
SusWrite 71.2
47% 214 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 28.8
4K Mixed 14.5
59% 19.9 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 39
DQ Mixed 27.3
33% 59.9 MB/s
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Typical WDS120G2G0B-00EPW0 120GB Builds (Compare 10,923 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $535

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