Samsung 980 PRO 2TB NVMe SSD Review

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Large File Transfer and Backup File Read

Real World File Transfer

Let’s see how real-world performance was when writing a movie folder containing seven 1080P movies over to the SSD. For this test, we are going to measure write performance by copying a 30.6GB folder of movies off from the drive being tested back to itself to see how performance looks. This action is basically a long linear sequential write operation and punishes the SLC Cache on many drives.

When it comes to writing a bunch of data to the drive without any breaks, the Samsung SSD 980 PRO 2TB had an average speed of 2013.8 MB/s. This is the fastest speed that we’ve ever seen from a 2TB drive before.

Custom Read File Test

The next custom test that we are going to do is how fast each drive can read a compressed folder. For this we backed up a Steam copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for the test file. The compressed folder contains 59 titles and is 27.3 GB (29,409,916,771 bytes) in size.

When it comes to reading a compressed Steam Backup file the Samsung SSD 980 PRO 2TB SSD finished ahead of the pack by reaching 2291.9 MB/s. The only drive that is faster on this workload is the WD_BLACK AN1500 RAID0 Add-in-Card that is also more expensive.

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