Samsung 850 PRO 2TB SSD Vs Samsung 850 EVO 2TB SSD

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Anvil Storage Utilities

Anvil Storage Utilities 1.1.0

Along with the move to a new platform, we decided to make a change in one of the benchmarks. There’s a relatively new benchmark called Anvil Storage Utilities that is in beta but close to production. It’s a very powerful tool that measures performance through a variety of tests which can be customized. Since some of the tests more or less duplicate what we get from other benchmarks we use already, we decided to use the IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) testing on 4kb file sizes at a queue depth of 4, 16, and 32. IOPS performance is something SSD makers tout quite a bit but we generally don’t do a lot of IOPS testing because frankly a lot of users can’t relate to IOPS metrics as well and it tends to be more meaningful to the enterprise/server crowd. Still, it is another performance indicator with relevance and while some drives post good MB/s numbers, their IOPS scores aren’t always commensurate which this test will prove out.

Anvil SSD Benchmark with 100% Compression (incompressible data):

Samsung SSD 850 PRO 2TB:

Anvil Samsung SSD 850 Pro 2TB

 

Samsung SSD 850 EVO 2TB:

Anvil Samsung SSD 850 EVO 2TB

 

Benchmark Results: The Anvil SSD Benchmark showed that with 100% compression (incompressible data) the Samsung SSD 850 PRO 2TB drive was able to perform better than the Samsung 850 EVO 2TB drive in every single benchmark test.

Anvil SSD Applications Benchmark at 46% Compression:

Samsung SSD 850 PRO 2TB:

Anvil Samsung SSD 850 Pro 2TB

Samsung SSD 850 EVO 2TB:

Anvil Samsung SSD 850 EVO 2TB

Benchmark Results: The same proved true when we ran the applications benchmark with the compression at 46% to help mimic real world applications better. 

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