Windows 10: TechSpot SSD Show Down Solved

  1.    23 Jul 2015 #1

    TechSpot SSD Show Down


    Was reading some info on SSDs over on TechSpot, and thought I would shear. Hope you find this info hopeful when deciding on an SSD for the first time or even if just upgrading from an old one.

    At the top of the food chain are Samsung's SM951 and Intel's SSD 750 Series. The SM951 is an M.2 series intended for OEM channels, but as we recently discovered in our SM951 review, it's possible to buy Samsung's PCIe drive separate from an OEM system via RamCity. Meanwhile, Intel's SSD 750 Series is widely available but it's limited to 400GB and 1.2TB capacities -- we have the former for this article.
    Model Size Format Interface Read Write Price
    Crucial BX100 500 GB SATA SATA 6Gb/s 535 MB/s 450 MB/s $190
    Crucial MX200 500 GB SATA SATA 6Gb/s 555 MB/s 500 MB/s $200
    G.Skill Phoenix Blade 480 GB HHHL PCIe 2.0 x8 1900 MB/s 1050 MB/s $550
    Intel SSD 750 Series 400 GB HHHL PCIe 3.0 x4 2200 MB/s 900 MB/s $410
    Kingston HyperX Savage 480 GB SATA SATA 6Gb/s 520 MB/s 500 MB/s $250
    Kingston Predator 480 GB HHHL PCIe 2.0 x4 1400 MB/s 1000 MB/s $525
    OCZ Vector 180 480 GB SATA SATA 6Gb/s 550 MB/s 530 MB/s $260
    Plextor PX-G512M6e 512 GB M.2 PCIe 2.0 x2 770 MB/s 580 MB/s $415
    Samsung SM951 512 GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 2150 MB/s 1550 MB/s $490
    Samsung SSD 850 Evo 500 GB SATA SATA 6Gb/s 540 MB/s 520 MB/s $200
    Samsung SSD 850 Pro 512 GB SATA SATA 6Gb/s 550 MB/s 520 MB/s $280
    SanDisk Extreme Pro 480 GB SATA SATA 6Gb/s 550 MB/s 515 MB/s $235
    Transcend SSD370 512 GB SATA SATA 6Gb/s 560 MB/s 460 MB/s $200
    Transcend TS512GMTS800 512 GB M.2 M.2 6Gb/s 560 MB/s 460 MB/s $24
    Source
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  2.    23 Jul 2015 #2

    Nice article but...IMHO it's just not worth getting expensive SSD's anymore, save the money for a faster CPU or GPU.

    1st = Samsung EVO 850
    2nd = Crucial MX200
    3rd = Crucial BX100
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    24 Jul 2015 #3

    Nemix said: View Post
    Nice article but...IMHO it's just not worth getting expensive SSD's anymore, save the money for a faster CPU or GPU.

    1st = Samsung EVO 850
    2nd = Crucial MX200
    3rd = Crucial BX100
    If you already have them then I see your point, albeit if you don't then your point makes no sense. . .
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    24 Jul 2015 #4

    I think what he's trying to say is that you can just get a $200 worth SSD instead of getting the one worth $500 and then save $300 to get a fast CPU or GPU.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    24 Jul 2015 #5

    It's a matter of opinion, jumping from mechanical drive to a EVO/MX200 SSD is already massive in performance from a user's standpoint.

    But going from a EVO/MX200 to a Samsung SM951/Intel 750 at double the cost, the performance leap is marginal at best in average real world usage scenario.

    Like said the money spent on a expensive SSD these days is better spent on either a faster CPU or GPU upgrade (where real performance gains can be seen) or on yourself (food, clothes, etc...).

    Jairus24 said: View Post
    I think what he's trying to say is that you can just get a $200 worth SSD instead of getting the one worth $500 and then save $300 to get a fast CPU or GPU to compensate for the speed.
    There's nothing really to compensate, so called faster expensive SSD's right now don't make a whole lot of difference in real world usage compared to consumer grade SSD's at less than half the price.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    24 Jul 2015 #6

    One should also not forget controller SSD is going to be connected to. Intel chipsets on MBs have generally better score with same SSD than AMD. Some types of files are also handled differently than others so having used different benchmarks can produce pretty different results. There are also some benchmarks that heavily favor one SSD brand over others.
    Two things that give SSD such an edge over spinners are much faster access times and performance with 4K file read and write which is about 90% of disk use. Continuous read/write speeds are of consequence in very small number of applications yet SSD manufacturers push that as main selling point.
    As it is right now, I would rather pay more for larger capacity or length of warranty than advertised speeds.
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