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Several 512GB Class SSDs Tested

By Chris Ramseyer on Nov 20, 2014 at 12:11 am CST

Tonight I threw a bunch of SSDs in a single chart, all 512GB class drives. None of the information present is new. I just wanted to see how different 512GB drives compared to each other. It would be a shame to just keep the data to myself.

Throughput Tests

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Latency Tests

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You'll want to click on each image to open it in a larger format. It may even be easier to save the image and open it in a viewer so you can zoom in to see all of the fine details.

There are few surprises here. The SanDisk Extreme PRO and Extreme II are still the consistent leaders, doing very well under heavy load but dropping back a bit to the MX100 and M550 in light workloads. The Samsung 850 Pro dives to the top for a brief period of time but drops back under the performance of the Extreme PRO further in the test cycle.

Latency 150 to 300

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Here we see a closer inspection of the typical consumer latency. Not all of the drives are shown, this is just the 150 to 300 second breakdown, the best products on the market today. As you can see there is a lot of variation from many of the drives that are considered the best of the best. The Extreme PRO really sticks out here though, the latency line is very straight.

This wasn't meant to sway anyone one way or another and is far from a complete picture of performance, warranty, support or endurance. I just made the charts tonight for another project and thought I would share.

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