Samsung SSD 750 EVO 120GB and 250GB Review

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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 SDS 750 EVO 120GB:

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Samsung SSD 750 EVO 250GB:

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Benchmark Results: The Anvil SSD Benchmark showed that with 100% compression (incompressible data) the Samsung SSD 750 EVO 120GB drive scored 5,318 points to the 5,374 points on the 250GB SSD. 

Anvil SSD Applications Benchmark at 46% Compression:

Samsung SDS 750 EVO 120GB:

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Samsung SSD 750 EVO 250GB:

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Benchmark Results: With the compression at 46% to help mimic real world applications better the performance results showed that the 120GB drive scored 5,335 and the 250GB drive scored 5,367 points. The 250GB drive comes out on top each time, but not by too much! 

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