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.
Benchmark Results: The benchmark results from the most recent build of Anvil SSD Benchmark showed that with 100% compression (incompressible data) that the Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB drive scored 19,243.50 points in the standard test with 100% compression. The 980 PRO 2TB managed to hit over 5,000 MB/s read and nearly 4000 MB/s write on the sequential benchmark runs. Random 4K performance was impressive with around 80 MB/s read and 175 MB/s write at QD1.
When we chart the score of the standard benchmark (100% compression) against all the other drives that we have tested on this system you can see the Samsung 980 PRO 2TB performs well and is competitive with the latest PCIe Gen 4.0 drives from Western Digital and Sabrent. The HP SSD EX950 was one of the most recommended PCIe Gen 3.0 drives in recent years and it is crazy to see how far behind it is now that newer drives are on the market.