The Samsung SSD 830 Reviewby Anand Lal Shimpi on September 24, 2011 1:02 AM EST
AnandTech Storage Bench 2011 - Light Workload
Our new light workload actually has more write operations than read operations. The split is as follows: 372,630 reads and 459,709 writes. The relatively close read/write ratio does better mimic a typical light workload (although even lighter workloads would be far more read centric).
The I/O breakdown is similar to the heavy workload at small IOs, however you'll notice that there are far fewer large IO transfers:
|AnandTech Storage Bench 2011 - Light Workload IO Breakdown|
|IO Size||% of Total|
For lighter workloads that involve far less incompressible data, the 830 takes a clear backseat to the SF-2281 based drives. For nearly all users SandForce's real-time compression/dedupe architecture is a significant boon. You simply can't outperform a well designed controller that just writes less than the competition. The SSD 830 is at least significantly faster than the 470 and within striking distance (~10%) of the Intel SSD 510 and Crucial m4.