Samsung SSD 950 PRO M.2 Review: Affordable, Ultra Fast Storage

AS-SSD Compression Testing

Next up we ran the Compression Benchmark built-into AS SSD, an SSD specific benchmark being developed by Alex Intelligent Software. This test is interesting because it uses a mix of compressible and non-compressible data and outputs both Read and Write throughput of the drive. We only graphed a small fraction of the data (1% compressible, 50% compressible, and 100% compressible), but the trend is representative of the benchmark’s complete results.

AS SSD Compression Benchmark
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The compressibility of data being transferred on the Samsung SSD 950 PRO M.2 had very little impact on performance. Transfer rates were mostly consistent across the board here, save for some small variances at either end of the spectrum. And if we exclude the much more expensive, enterprise-class Intel SSD DC P3700 here, the Samsung SSD 950 PRO M.2's performance was among the best.

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