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Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD Review - An SSD with a Good Price and Performance

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 10, 2014 3:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Samsung



Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

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CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy.


Key Features:


* Sequential reads/writes

* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes

* Text copy

* Change dialog design

* Internationalization (i18n)


Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at 4 and 32.




For years 40 MB/s was the goal for QD1 4K performance, but the 840 EVO products have pushed past 40 MB/s, and moved the goal to 50 MB/s. The EVO drives also scale well as the queue depth increases.




The 4K write IOPS scale well, and the QD1 performance is also one of the highest on the chart.

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