Samsung SSD 850 Pro - 3D NAND Arrives

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PCMark 7 Storage Benchmarks

We really like PCMark 7's Secondary Storage benchmark module for its pseudo real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark 7 offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel more comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, more so than a purely synthetic transfer test.

Futuremark's PCMark 7 Secondary Storage


The Samsung SSD 850 series drives took the two top spots in our PCMark 7 tests as well. The 128GB and 1TB drives led the pack virtually across the board in the individual tests, which shows in their overall scores.

Samsung SSD 850 PRO 1TB Drive With RAPID Mode Enabled

And here is what PCMark 7 performance looks like with RAPID mode enabled. The largest jumps in performance come in the "Starting Applications" and "Importing Pictures" tests.

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