From this basic testing, the Samsung 850 EVO SSD does perform fairly well under Linux at least in comparison to the five other lower-end SATA SSDs benchmarked for this brief comparison being put out there for reference purposes. If you wish to see how your own Linux system's performance compares, install the open-source Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1502272-DE-DISKTESTI30 for a fully-automated, side-by-side comparison. For those interested in learning more or buying the Samsung 850 EVO solid-state drive, you can visit Amazon.com where currently this SSD series is the number one best seller for internal SSDs.
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