Samsung SSD SM825 400GB Enterprise SSD Review – 3Gbps eMLC Data Center Edition

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK VER. 2.46

ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications. ATTO uses RAW or compressible data and, for our benchmarks, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb. Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it deals with raw (compressible) data rather than random (includes incompressible data) which, although more realistic, results in lower performance results.

ATTO benchmarks returned results slightly lower than advertised specifications which were 224MB/s read and 211MB/s write transfer speeds.  This is a bit unusual as, in typical consumer SSD testing at least, ATTO had always provided the highest overall performance simply because of its use of highly compressible data.

CRYSTAL DISK BENCHMARK VER. 3.0 X64

Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of raw (0/1 Fill/compressible) or random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Many new SandForce Driven SSD owners who cant wait to test the performance of their SSD often grab this program and run a quick test, not realizing that they are testing with incompressible data rather than compressible data used in testing by manufacturers.  We have provided  incompressible (random data) results:

We are starting to see much better performance when testing with incompressible data.  The performance  seen here of 253MB/s read and 205MB/s write are excellent results.

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 1.64

Up until recently, AS SSD was the only benchmark created specifically for SSD testing and it tests in the worst case scenario for the most part with incompressible data.

AS SSD is the toughest test around for transfer speed performance and, to once again see those high sequential scores, is a huge plus for the Samsung SM825; this rarely being seen in any consumer SSD.

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The word coming from Digitimes is that Samsung is not about to see its NAND lead eroded, and their new fab, dubbed Line-16 should give Samsung a leg up. Located in the Nano City Complex in Hwaseong in South Korea, the fab will be capable of producing 200,000 12-inch wafers every month. Samsung began work on the site back in May 2010, and it is now expected that the site will be up and running in two months. According to chip expert at Future Horizons, Malcolm Penn, the opening is indicative of how important the NAND sector is. “It used… Read more »

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This Fab is open an operating.

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Toshiba has as much as admitted that they will have a tough time competing with Samsung’s new fab. Toshiba wants to expand also; but their costs to expand will be far greater than Samsungs. Advantage – Samsung

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You might want to look into the life span on the SuperCaps used. There is a reason why everyone else is going to digital caps, something to do with the SuperCaps only lasting two years 🙂

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Where can you buy this?