Alex Schepeljanski of Alex Intelligent Software develops the free AS SSD Benchmark utility for testing storage devices. The AS SSD Benchmark tests sequential read and write speeds, input/output operational performance, and response times.
AS-SSD Benchmark uses compressed data, so sequential file transfer speeds may be reported lower than with other tools using uncompressed data. For this reason, we will concentrate on the operational IOPS performance in this section.
The 960 PRO returned amazing read results on the 4K-64 thread portion of this benchmark– by far the highest we’ve ever recorded.
Samsung 960 PRO Test Results
As the chart below shows, the 960 PRO’s read performance on this section of the benchmark was astonishing, over three times better than the 950 PRO’s results. Samsung seems to have really done their homework with the new Polaris controller.
In the next section, Benchmark Reviews tests transfer rates using ATTO Disk Benchmark.