Samsung 990 Pro SSD Review – Samsung Reigns True Yet Again

PCMARK 10 FULL SYSTEM STORAGE BENCHMARK

PCMark 10 Storage Benchmarks produce an overall score as a measure of drive performance. Comparing devices is as simple as comparing scores. The tests also measure and report the bandwidth and average access time performance for the drive. Each test uses traces recorded while performing real-world tasks such as booting Windows 10, starting applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, working with applications such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and copying several large files and many small files.

PCMark 10 results placed the Samsung 990 Pro just behind the Optane DC P5800x and well ahead of the rest of the pack.

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PCMARK 10 QUICK SYSTEM STORAGE BENCHMARK

The Quick System Drive Benchmark is a subset of the Full test and is more representative of typical daily usage to show what would be expected regarding hybrid SSD performance on a day-to-day basis.

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Once again, we see the Samsung 990 Pro on top of all competitive SSDs in its class.

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TRUE DATA TESTING

For our True Data Testing, we simply loaded 15GB video, music, photo and OS files onto the Samsung 990 Pro Gen 4 NVMe SSD and copied the data to a new folder on that same disk.   Is that right?  Did the 990 Pro just surpass the Optane?

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PASSMARK PERFORMANCE TEST

We thought we might add a few extras in our report today, PassMark Performance Test DiskMark component being a nice addition.  This software tests sequential reads and writes, along with IOPS and compares the result with millions of other SSDs worldwide.  We might suggest being in the 99th percentile of all SSDs tested was a nice result.

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Comparing the Samsung 990 Pro against other SSDs tested with Passmark, we can see that the 990 Pro sits in that ‘numero uno’ position with points to spare…

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FINAL FANTASY XIV: ENDWALKER BENCHMARK

The Final Fantasy Benchmark is a new tool in our arsenal and geared specifically to the gamer.  The software is installed directly on the SSD and the SSD tested, providing and end result of FPS and scene transition times.

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The Samsung 990 Pro has absolutely fantastic game load times in comparison.

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