8-Way Budget SSD Disk Benchmarks On EXT4 Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 12 December 2015. Page 3 of 3. 8 Comments

When dealing with FS-Mark across four threads, the Intel 535 SSD was tied with the PNY CS1211 SSD.

The last FS-Mark was dealing with multiple sub directories and here the Crucial BX100 won and was immediately followed by the PNY SSD.

For the Compile Bench test was the PNY SSD followed by the Transcend SSD.

Lastly, PNY won again for the PostgreSQL database benchmark.

The winner of this eight-way budget SSD comparison largely depended upon the workload. The Crucial BX100, PNY CS1211, and Samsung 850 EVO each had multiple wins. The SSD that didn't win any runs and always came in as the slowest was the A-DATA SP600, which also was the cheapest SSD tested at $44 USD for a 120GB drive. Based on these tests and other tests I've done, my favorite 120~240GB SSDs for Linux use would be the Intel 535 SSD or Samsung 850 EVO SSD. I'm now up to six Samsung 850 EVO SSDs in various Linux test systems and they've all been performing strong while being affordable.

If you want to see how your own Linux disk system compares to the results in this article, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1512128-GA-1512096GA79.

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