Average Bench: 65.7% (717th of 1058)

Based on 794 user benchmarks.  Model: APS-SL3N-120

Above average average bench

The APS-SL3N-120 120GB averaged 34.3% 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 Read Speed 27.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 77.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the APS-SL3N-120 120GB is 48.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the APS-SL3N-120 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 173MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 277MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 794 samples)
Min Avg Max
314 Read 419 485
67.7 Write 282 414
84.7 Mixed 277 353
52.1 SusWrite 173 399
64.1% 288 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.4 4K Read 27.6 38.7
17.4 4K Write 59 89.1
1.1 4K Mixed 21.5 39.9
101% 36 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.3 DQ Read 184 275
27.5 DQ Write 196 311
10.9 DQ Mixed 77.7 200
89.4% 153 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 167 103 53 62 27 MB/s
Read 458
Write 308
Mixed 326
SusWrite 100
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 38.7
157% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 187
164% 243 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: V4.15.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 403 132 132 132 132 MB/s
Read 489
Write 436
Mixed 356
SusWrite 229
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 24.9
139% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 30.6
70% 142 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 220 331 349 318 85 MB/s
Read 442
Write 347
Mixed 328
SusWrite 262
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 15.6
4K Write 62.5
4K Mixed 9.2
68% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 75.7
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 26.8
68% 136 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.15.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 105 118 81 102 125 MB/s
Read 356
Write 120
Mixed 129
SusWrite 106
39% 178 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 65.3
4K Mixed 17.4
86% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 32.2
DQ Write 92.3
DQ Mixed 24.5
30% 49.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,185,055 SSDs tested.

Typical APS-SL3N-120 120GB Builds (Compare 20,991 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock A320M-HDV R4.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $337

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