Samsung 850 EVO 120GB


We use AS SSD to assess the drive’s performance at dealing with incompressible data. Since the 850 EVO does not invoke any data compression like the SandForce drives, we should expect the result to be similar to what we have observed.



Good start with the sequential read.



No surprise here with the random write where the drive performs well at low queue but high queue is suffered by the lack of parallelism.



Looks like AS SSD’s test does not give the drive long enough time to enter the non-TurboWrite mode which results in a very competitive sequential write performance.



The 120GB 850 EVO scored 5553 point in the PCMark 7 storage test. It has out-performs many of the 256GB drives. With RAPID, we get 6060 points, or 9% improvement in the performance.

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Individual tests show that the 850 EVO is taking the top spot in almost every single test. With RAPID enabled, we get about 1-10% depending on the type of workloads. Tests where involved disk writes such as Video Editing and Importing Pictures  often shows higher improvement. Application Load test in particular shows 46% improvement.

Introduction The Samsung 840 EVO is one of the best consumer SSDs on the market. The drive delivers good performance for its price. Earlier this year, Samsung launched the 850 Pro that uses the 3D V-NAND that boosts the performance, capacity and reduces power consumption for the SSDs over the 2D planar NAND. We were hoping that Samsung would deliver a consumer drive that also uses same 3D V-NAND as what it has done in the past. Well, our prayers have been answered as Samsung has unveiled the 850 EVO as the successor to the 840…

Review Overview

Performance - 9
Value - 8.5
Quality - 9.5
Feature - 9.5
Innovation - 9.5


Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

The Samsung 850 EVO offers excellent performance and features. Backed with 5 year warranty, the drive is definitely the best all-around SSD that your money can buy. We give the 850 EVO our coveted Golden Bear Award.

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