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Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 29, 2014 9:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Samsung

Mixed Read / Write Workloads


In this series of tests, we measure mixed workload performance. We start with 100% read, and then add data writes to the mix in 10% increments until we get to 100% writes. We believe this will be the next major area SSD manufacturers will address after performance consistency.


Mixed Workload Bandwidth




Our mixed workload sequential test shows the 850 Pro performing very well when reading and writing data.


80% Read / 20% Write Bandwidth




There are a number of reports and white papers that point to 80% read and 20% writes for consumer workloads. In this chart, we focus on the 80/20 mix, and see the 850 Pro in the upper tier of performance in this capacity size.


Mixed Workload Response Time




When it comes to mixed workload random data, the Samsung 850 Pro leaves all other consumer SSDs far behind.

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