SSD Read and write

DSTM

Active Member
I am amazed at the differences in SSD read and write speeds by brand.
My Samsung 850 evo's all give over 500+ read and write speeds
yet my INTEL SSD's have a lousy write speed even after optimizing with the Intel tool box.
I haven't got an answer as to why the write speeds are so low with the Intel's.
Thought it worth mentioning to anyone contemplating changing from Spinner to SSD.
The write speed is nowhere near the advertised numbers.

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AWS

Owner
I use Samsung drives. Have for years. Even the spinners were more reliable and had faster reds/writes than the rest. Doesn't surprise me at all that Samsung outperforms Intel.
 

DSTM

Active Member
I run all Samsung 850 evo's except I had this Intel on the shelf and thought I would use it up.
Wish I hadn't now. Just went out and bought another Samsung 250 GIG.
The Intel is coming out.
For data I have been using WD Blue. Had a good run with them so far.
 

Tony D

Super-Moderator
I haven't really been following the SSD evolution. However, when I purchased an SSD recently I learned that newer models are faster than older ones. If that Intel had been sitting on the shelf, maybe it's one of an older generation of SSD. If so, the performance would be blamed on the older technology instead of the manufacturer.
 

DSTM

Active Member
I haven't really been following the SSD evolution. However, when I purchased an SSD recently I learned that newer models are faster than older ones. If that Intel had been sitting on the shelf, maybe it's one of an older generation of SSD. If so, the performance would be blamed on the older technology instead of the manufacturer.
Of course new technology is responsible for faster SSD's. That's same with all hardware.
I expect near what the manufacturer claims.
The point I was making is if a manufacturer of an SSD advertises x read speeds and y write speeds then rule of thumb if you can get within 20% then your doing OK.
I am not expecting more than advertised performance. When you get round 63% of advertized write speeds
I was making people aware there is a world of difference in SSD's.
Intel specs on this SSD sound good but in reality I have a different opinion based on my real world usage experience.

http://ark.intel.com/products/75331/Intel-SSD-530-Series-240GB-2_5in-SATA-6Gbs-20nm-MLC
 

DSTM

Active Member
I'd be curious to see numbers on the Kingston M.2 SSD verses the Samsung EVO.
Hi Bill. These are the numbers on the Kingston Savage Hyper X
Mine is a X4 which means it takes out 4 sata ports. Most good boards have 8+ sata ports so not a problem for me. You can use the Asmedia ports if stuck.
On the Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 has 2 PCIe slots. If you switch to the lower slot it won't take out your sata ports but performance drops slightly.
This M.2 is rated as 1400 mb/s read and 600 mb/s write and it is exceeding the advertised speeds.
Very happy with this M.2.

 
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DSTM

Active Member
Hi Bill. Here are the promised numbers for the Samsung 850 Evo 500 GIG
Any SSD that pulls 500mb/s both read and write is pretty good.
All numbers are good with this SSD.
I haven't optimized this SSD with Samsung Magicain as yet.No spare time.
My pick of SSD's at the moment.

You can't compare SSD's to M.2 PCIe drives. They are two different technologies.
M.2 PCIe drives cost as it is cutting edge technology.
They will come down in price eventually like the SSD's have done.
I have a need for speed and always looking for something faster hence the M.2.:D

 
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Bill M.

Active Member
Thanks Dougie. In addition to the speed, the fact that M.2 plugs directly to the motherboard is very attractive.
 

Bill M.

Active Member
The last time I was looking at M.2 the makers hadn't solved the boot problem yet. I assume that has been worked out. And yes they are pricey, for now. My first SSD, an Intel, was about $200 as I remember.
 

AWS

Owner
My Mac Pro has a pci ssd. I don't know the model. More than likely Intel. It is fast as heck. If I could find a decent benchmark utility I'd run a test on it.
 

IceMan37

Banned
Big fan of the Samsung and Sandisk SSD's. I personally use 2x Sandisks in my 4790k system, 1x 240GB, 1x 480GB and a 1TB Seagate SATA for backup and storage . Blazing quick. The AMD system now uses the Transcend 512GB SSD.
 

DSTM

Active Member
Yeah, they aren't cheap, for sure. They are a little over $300. here in the U.S.
It's still a lot less expensive here than in Australia.
That price was quoted from Newegg Australia. They can't justify the price difference on such a small item.
 

DSTM

Active Member
Big fan of the Samsung and Sandisk SSD's. I personally use 2x Sandisks in my 4790k system, 1x 240GB, 1x 480GB and a 1TB Seagate SATA for backup and storage . Blazing quick. The AMD system now uses the Transcend 512GB SSD.
What are the benchmarks of the Transcend 512 GB SSD?
Can you post a benchmark image? Please
Interested what numbers.
 
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