NVMe vs Sata 3 SSD Performance Comparison

  1. swarfega's Avatar
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       #1

    NVMe vs Sata 3 SSD Performance Comparison


    Today I got the Samsung 960 Pro 512Gb NVMe drive. Previously I was using the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB drive.

    The two screenshots below show the difference between Sata 3 based SSD and an NVMe one.

    NVMe vs Sata 3 SSD Performance Comparison-crystaldiskmark012017.png NVMe vs Sata 3 SSD Performance Comparison-crystaldiskmark062017.png

    So for those of you who are thinking about getting one and weren't aware of the difference in performance, I think its definitely worth it.
    Last edited by swarfega; 03 Jun 2017 at 16:51.
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  2. Mystere's Avatar
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    The 960 and 850 are pretty huge differences in technology. A better comparison would be the 950 and the 850, which I just so happen to have. Using the default tests:

    NVMe vs Sata 3 SSD Performance Comparison-disk.png

    Interesting thing to note. The above numbers seemed a little low to me, so I ran a second test on my D: drive which is completely empty and got much higher numbers. Make of that what you will. They're both NVMe, on the same computer.

    NVMe vs Sata 3 SSD Performance Comparison-disk.png
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  3. Posts : 2,735
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #3

    Hi,

    My own Patriot MVMe drive (which I do not recommend to anyone by the way) is falling inbetween the two.
    Major issue with these drives is thermal throtling so cooling is essential.
    Other than benchmarking, I am rather underwelmed all in all. Mostly by the current products implementation, not by the inherent potential.
    IOW, the technology is bottlenecked by MB's a few years old and yes, cooling.

    Cheers,
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  4. CountMike's Avatar
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    W10 Insider + Linux
       #4

    NVMe drives may be much faster than SATA drives because of interface but not all are like that.
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  5. Posts : 2,735
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #5

    Hi,

    Care to elaborate on that Mike ?

    Cheers,
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
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    One more for the pot. NVMe PM961 SSD SAMSUNG

    NVMe vs Sata 3 SSD Performance Comparison-2017-06-05_15h49_15.png
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