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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

 

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

 

80% Read / 20% Write Bandwidth

 

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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

 

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

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