Intel 600P Series SSD NVMe M.2 Linux Tests
Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 23 September 2016. Page 3 of 3. 20 Comments

The Intel 600P SSD was also faster than the 950 PRO M.2 NVMe SSD with the FS-Mark test.

The Intel NVMe SSD didn't perform too well though when it came to FS-Mark with multiple threads where it struggled.

Similarly, the Intel 600P SSD didn't perform too well in PostgreSQL when dealing with multiple threads.

Aside from the lower than expected performance for the disk tests dealing with multiple threads, the Intel 600P 256GB SSD (SSDPEKKW256G7X1) performed very well overall. The pricing on this new line of Intel NVMe M.2 SSDs is very good with the 120GB version selling for around $70 USD while the 256GB version tested goes for about $110.

For those that haven't yet used a NVM Express SSD under Linux, it should work out with all modern Linux distributions assuming you are on a relatively new Linux kernel for best results. If you are interested in the Intel 600P SSDs you can find them via and NewEgg.

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