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Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SATA III SSD Review (Page 4)

By Jon Coulter from Feb 26, 2018 @ 8:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Samsung

ATTO

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.05

ATTO is a timeless benchmark used to provide manufacturers with data used for marketing storage products. With ATTO, we are looking at maximum sequential performance with compressible data as well as the performance curve.

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Compressible sequential read/write transfers max out at 564/535 MB/s. Both figures exceed factory specs. Keep in mind this is our OS volume, and it is filled to 75% of its total capacity.

Sequential Write

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The 860 EVO gives us what we are looking for. A nice smooth performance curve that ramps up quickly. The 860 EVO's performance curve is identical, if not slightly better, than the 860 Pro. Here we can see the 860 EVO delivering better performance than the 850 EVO.

Sequential Read

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We are looking for a nice smooth performance curve and good small-file performance. The 860 EVO gives us both. The 860 EVO performs slightly better than the 850 EVO it is replacing.

Anvil Storage Utilities

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

Anvil's Storage Utilities is a storage benchmark designed to measure the storage performance of SSDs. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests; you can run a full test or just the read or write test, or you can run a single test, i.e. 4K QD16. With Anvil's, we are focused on the total score.

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We consider 10K IOPS at QD1 random read a milestone that very few SSDs are capable of delivering. Only the best can do it. The 860 EVO is delivering to us 12K 4K random read IOPS at QD1. It is important to keep in mind that Intelligent TurboWrite SLC technology is boosting performance here.

Scoring

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Anvil's scoring typically provides us with a good indication of a drive's overall synthetic performance. Whenever we get a score of over 5,000 we take notice. The 860 EVO sets a new lab scoring record for TLC SATA SSDs by delivering a massive total score of 5,852.

(Anvil) Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

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With a partition on the drive and 75% full, we are not quite able to hit factory max random read specs. Close enough though.

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Intel's 545s leads the field at QD1-QD2. At QD4 and higher, the 860 EVO trades blows with the 860 Pro for supremacy. Compared with the 850 EVO, the 860 EVO shows massive improvement.

(Anvil) Write IOPS through Queue Scale

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With a partition on the drive and 75% full, we are not quite able to hit factory max random write specs. Close enough though.

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The 860 EVO delivers the best performance curve for a SATA SSD that we've seen to date. It's better than we are getting from the 860 Pro. Again, huge improvement over the 850 EVO.

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