Testing Various HDDs & SSDs On Ubuntu With The Linux 4.8 Kernel

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 25 September 2016 at 01:12 PM EDT. 7 Comments
Here are some fresh benchmarks of various solid-state drives (SATA 3.0 SSDs plus two NVMe M.2 SSDs) as well as two HDDs for getting a fresh look at how they are performing using the Linux 4.8 Git kernel.

After publishing Friday's Intel 600P Series NVME SSD tests of this lower-cost NVM Express storage line-up, I continued testing a few other SSDs and HDDs. These additional reference points are available for your viewing pleasure today. The additional data is also going to be used for reference in a Linux 4.8-based BCache SSD+HDD comparison being published next week. Stay tuned for those fresh BCache numbers.

The assortment of HDDs and SSDs were all tested on the same system with the Linux 4.8 kernel and each drive freshly formatted to EXT4. Used for testing based upon the drives I had available that weren't being used within other test systems at that moment were:
- Samsung 950 PRO 256GB
- Intel SSDPEKKW256G7 256GB
- OCZ Trion TR150 120GB
- Corsair Force LX 256GB
- PNY CS1211 120GB
- Samsung 850 EVO 120GB
- Intel SSDSC2BW12 120GB
- Hitachi HUA72302 2TB
- Western Digital WD5000AAKX-0 500GB

And the test system:
September 2016 HDD SSD Disk Test

A few results:
September 2016 HDD SSD Disk Test

September 2016 HDD SSD Disk Test

September 2016 HDD SSD Disk Test

View the rest of the results via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file. If you wish to compare your own Linux system(s) disk performance to these numbers side-by-side, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1609254-LO-HDDSSD98132.
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