SSD shootout - Intel vs. SanDisk vs. Samsung

By Katrina Canlas & Kenny Yeo - 24 Feb 2015

Results - Iometer (Part 2)

Iometer Results (Part 2)

Finally, we look at the I/O response times for the workloads reported on the previous page. As the graphs show, most drives are generally very responsive when it comes to reads, but writes are a little trickier. The fastest writing drives typically have in-house controllers and firmware. The type of NAND memory used plays an important role too, TLC-NAND and higher density 128Gbit NAND tend to be less responsive to write requests. Amongst our three contenders, the Samsung SSD 850 Pro was the most consistent and amongst the quickest drives.