Average Bench: 64.1% (738th of 1058)

Based on 51 user benchmarks.  Model: Golden Memory-120GB

Above average average bench

The Golden Memory-120GB 120GB averaged 35.8% 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 Random Write Speed 73.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Golden Memory-120GB 120GB is 51.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Golden Memory-120GB 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 166MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 104MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 51 samples)
Min Avg Max
340 Read 428 491
138 Write 290 409
48.3 Mixed 275 381
43.8 SusWrite 166 402
64.6% 290 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.56 4K Read 24.9 35.7
31.8 4K Write 73.6 112
0.9 4K Mixed 19 32.4
101% 39.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.3 DQ Read 104 167
43.5 DQ Write 215 334
1.02 DQ Mixed 37.1 127
62.9% 119 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 8A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 372 374 238 92 79 MB/s
Read 490
Write 351
Mixed 368
SusWrite 253
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 32.1
149% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 98
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 50.1
83% 153 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1022A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 240 67 121 121 98 MB/s
Read 512
Write 425
Mixed 390
SusWrite 179
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 25.1
119% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 37.6
85% 169 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1211A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 95 77 41 21 45 MB/s
Read 441
Write 367
Mixed 317
SusWrite 70.5
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 20.1
128% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 82
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 27.8
72% 145 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1211A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 60 45 44 33 45 MB/s
Read 430
Write 372
Mixed 352
SusWrite 85.1
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 17.2
100% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 87.4
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 24.4
72% 146 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0628A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 67 30 33 42 33 MB/s
Read 341
Write 255
Mixed 248
SusWrite 79
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 7
4K Write 16.8
4K Mixed 0.9
21% 8.23 MB/s
DQ Read 70.7
DQ Write 57.1
DQ Mixed 24.9
29% 50.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,017,445 SSDs tested.

Typical Memory-120GB 120GB Builds (Compare 8,535 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Intel H61

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $200

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