Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD On Ubuntu Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 24 January 2014. Page 3 of 4. 36 Comments

With the Samsung 840 EVO SSD having been mentioned within the Phoronix Forums by several Phoronix readers, I was rather surprised by the performance results. The Samsung 840 120GB SSD was the slowest of all the solid-state drives tested when running FS-Mark, even slower than the OCZ Serial ATA 2.0 SSDs. The Samsung SSD still came out ahead of the hard drives, but was not running as nearly as well as anticipated. The Samsung SSD though is using TLC flash memory in place of conventional MLC or SLC memory.

The Kingston SSDNow V300 that was bought this week for $70 for a 120GB capacity (compared to the Samsung 840 EVO at $90 USD for 120GB) was running noticeably faster with FS-Mark.

With Dbench the Samsung 840 EVO was at least running faster than the OCZ Solid 2 SSD but still behind the Kingston Serial ATA 3.0 120GB SSD.

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