Samsung SM843 Pro: Ultra Fast Data Center SSD - HotHardware

Samsung SM843 Pro: Ultra Fast Data Center SSD

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Next we ran SiSoft SANDRA, the the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the Physical Disk test suite and provided the results from our comparison SSDs. The benchmarks were run without formatting and read and write performance metrics are detailed below.

SiSoft SANDRA 2012: Physical Disk Test
Synthetic Disk Benchmarking


The Samsung SM843 jumped out to a big lead in the light-duty SiSoft SANDRA physical disk test. Reads were well ahead of the other drives we tested and writes were among the best as well.

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All these graphs in so many SSD reviews all over the Internet is fine and dandy to show a comparison to drives previously reviewed but screen shots of the drive being reviewed is also good to expose some info that is missing or hard to find in the review.

Anvil Storage Utilities is my favorite SSD synthetic benchmarking tool.It gives the screenshot viewer much more info about the system,whether it's the boot drive,the storage driver being used,SSD alignment and the type of data used for the benchmark.

It would be nice to have a screenshot of Anvil Storage Utilities using both compressible and incompressible data.

Since nobody in their right mind would buy an SSD to keep it empty all reviews should show benchmarks with the SSD as the primary boot drive with Windows installed and equal amounts of compressible and incompressible date on the drive.

SSDs perform very differently with data on them especially when the drive is more than half filled.

Benchmarking an empty drive from a different boot drive in Safe Mode doesn't tell anyone how their SSD purchase is likely to perform after they install it in their PC.

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