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Samsung 950 Pro M.2 PCIe Gen 3x4 NVMe SSD RAID 0 Report

By: Jon Coulter | RAID in Storage | Posted: Feb 17, 2016 2:15 pm

Maxed-Out Performance

 

This testing is just to see what the drive is capable of in an FOB (Fresh Out of Box) state under optimal conditions which is for the most part how most reviewers run these tests. We are utilizing Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit for this testing. Same Hardware, just an OS change.

 

We wanted to see what we could get out of all four of our 950 Pro's running on CPU lanes. We created a 1TB MS Soft RAID striped array utilizing standard settings. The two 256GB drives are limiting the overall array performance somewhat, but the results are none-the-less very impressive. This type of array is not bootable.

 

 

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9.2 GB/s sequential read, 3.8 GB/s sequential write. The smaller drives are reducing the write speed of the larger. If we used four 512GB drives, we would see sequential write speeds north of 5 GB/s.

 

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Approaching a score of 25,000.

 

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9.2 GB/s sequential read, 3.8 GB/s sequential write. 63 MB/s 4K QD1 random read.

 

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Combined scoring: 6,500 Points.

 

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HDD score: 317,000

 

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Storage Bandwidth: 883 MB/s

 

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Max 4K Random Read IOPS: 772,000 (89% CPU Utilization)

 

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Max Random Write IOPS: 317,000 (30% CPU Utilization)

 

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9 GB/s Sequential Read. (5% CPU Utilization)

 

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3.9 GB/s Sequential Write. (4.5% CPU Utilization)

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