Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB & 1TB Drives Tested - HotHardware

Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB & 1TB Drives Tested

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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
Synthetic HDD Benchmarking

According to SiSoft SANDRA's physical disk benchmark, the two Samsung SSD 840 EVO series drives we tested were faster than any competing drive.  We should also point out that we tested the drives with RAPID enabled here as well and saw write transfer speeds in the 500MB to 4GB per second range--yes, that's supposed to be GB there. We didn't see any increase in read performance, however.

ATTO Disk Benchmark
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ATTO is another "quick and dirty" type of disk benchmark that measures transfer speeds across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and graphs them out in an easily interpreted chart. We chose .5kb through 8192kb transfer sizes and a queue depth of 6 over a total max volume length of 256MB. ATTO's workloads are sequential in nature and measure raw bandwidth, rather than I/O response time, access latency, etc.

The Samsung SSD 840 EVO series of drives once again offered class-leading performance according to the ATTO disk benchmark. Regardless of the transfer size, the EVO drives finished at, or at least very near, the top of the heap.

Enabling RAPID mode resulted in performance that was all over the map, depending on the transfer size and scope of the benchmark. Here's what ATTO reported for the 1TB drive using ATTO's default settings.
 

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The 1TB drive is drool worthy.

(honestly, they all are)

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I bought a 250, cannot wait for rome total war with my new rig. I also found games like OOTP Baseball run 10x times better on SSDs.

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How does the drive perform when it's the primary boot drive with an OS on it and filled 25%,50 % and 75%.

Who uses their SSD with 0% of data on it and not as the boot drive?

What good are reviews of empty drives tested from another drive that's in safe mode.

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It's all relative. If you want that kind of data, just look at out IOMeter tests. It near fills the drive and then hits it with a continuous read/write pattern of random workloads. You're asking an interesting question but if you look at the data and actually read about the testing, the information you're looking for is in there.

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SmogHog:
Who uses their SSD with 0% of data on it and not as the boot drive?

On one of my PCs, I use a 256GB SSD as boot drive and I have a 120GB SSD as my Steam drive.

I have a 480GB SSD that's going into another PC soon. It will be my OS drive and a 240GB SSD will be the Steam drive on it.

Both PCs will have platter drives for mass storage. SSD Prices have dropped a lot in the past few years,........

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Solid-state drives are one of the best drivers on the market but they have a very high pricetag like this one for instance Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB SSD it has a pricetag of $799. I have noticed that the price range solid-state drives start as low as $75 for a 30 gigabyte up to $799 for 1 TB. I am currently running a 256 GB hard drive I would like to upgrade the prices to high from me to buy one it would be nice one day see the prices drop down to a point where it would be affordable to upgrade to a new hard drive.

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Check out amazon, the 1TB is 539... http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7TE250BW/dp/B00E3W1726/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1385755631&sr=1-1

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$799 for 1TB!! No way!! this is too expensive & not sure on the reliability aspect as well since this happens to be recently launched. I am quite contented & happy with my 240GB Kingston hyperx 3K boot volume. The advantage I notice in my piece of hardware is the sandforce controller which is very smart in terms of incompressible data handling & also manages the overall performance of the SSD better!

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For those of us who are curious about the longevity of the new 19nm TLC there is an endurance test recently launched over at http://ssdendurancetest.com

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I would be amazing to get this, these are such great drives. Maybe one day ;)

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