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Samsung 840 EVO 1TB mSATA SSD Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

Samsung 840 EVO 1TB mSATA SSD Review
Samsung released a new mSATA SSD product based on the award winning, mainstream EVO architecture. Today we check out the massive 1TB drive model. (KRX:005930)
By: | mSATA in Storage | Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:42 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Samsung

Desktop Test System

 

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Lenovo W530 - Mobile Workstation

 

 

We use two systems for SSD testing. The desktop runs a majority of the tests, and the Lenovo W530 runs the notebook power tests, as well as the real-world file transfer benchmark.

 

 

ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

 

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The Turbo Write feature on the flash partitions a small area on each die to SLC, and keeps the performance high for write bursts. ATTO doesn't pass enough data to see past the SLC layer in this sequential test. We achieved 555 MB/s sequential read, and nearly 535 MB/s sequential write.

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