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Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD Review - The New Performance King - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage (Drives with Data Testing)

Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD Review - The New Performance King
Utilizing the most advanced NAND structure to date, the Samsung 850 Pro takes SATA past the Extreme. Today Chris gives us his full thoughts in this review. (KRX:005930)
| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 1, 2014 2:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Samsung

PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

 

For a complete breakdown on the Drives with Data Testing, please read this article. You will be able to perform this test at home with the files PROvided in the article; full instructions are included.

 

Brief Methodology

 

SSDs perform differently when used for a period of time and when data is already present on the drive. The purpose of the Drives with Data testing is to show how a drive performs in these 'dirty' states. SSDs also need time to recover, either with TRIM or onboard garbage collection methods.

 

Drives with Data Testing - 25%, 50%, 75% Full States and Dirty / Empty Test

Files needed for 60 (64GB), 120 (128GB), 240 (256GB)

60GB Fill - 15GB, 30GB, 45GB

120GB Fill - 30GB, 60GB, 90GB

240GB Fill - 60GB, 120GB, 160GB

Empty but Dirty - a test run just after the fill tests and shows if a drive needs time to recover or if performance is instantly restored.

 

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Diving right into the thick of the fire, the first truly impressive result from the 850 Pro comes from the drives ability to remain fast even with data on the flash. It's been quite some time since we've record anything over 50K Marks when 50% of the flash filled with data. The Samsung 850 PRO manages to push past 56K, a new record for any consumer SATA-based SSD.

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