Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review

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CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark is another synthetic test we've started looking at that evaluates both sequential as well as random small and large file transfers. It does a nice job of providing a quick look at best and worst case scenarios with SSD performance, best case being large sequential transfers and worse case being small, random 4K transfers.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks
Synthetic File Transfer Tests

Samsung 470 Series 256GB

Corsair Nova Series V128 128GB

Intel X25-M Gen2 80GB

OCZ Vertex 2 100GB

As is becoming a theme in this evaluation, the Samsung 470 drive struts its write performance over the competition, and keep in mind that all the major controllers are represented here (Indilinx, Intel, and SandForce). And once again, the Samsung drive, on average, turned in the most consistent numbers from test to test, though it wasn't quite on par with OCZ's Vertex 2 in the 4K queue depth write test.

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