Samsung 256GB SSD Benchmark Results **UPDATED**

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  1. kremer4 macrumors member

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    **UPDATED**
    Below are the results of the Samsung 254GB SSD Compared to the Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM

    SEAGATE 500GB 7200RPM XBENCH RESULTS (RUN 1)
    Results 57.06
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.6 (9G2141)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro5,2
    Drive Type ST9500420AS
    Disk Test 57.06
    Sequential 121.41
    Uncached Write 147.45 90.53 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 149.60 84.64 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 73.31 21.45 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 171.26 86.07 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 37.29
    Uncached Write 12.07 1.28 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 162.78 52.11 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 85.98 0.61 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 151.20 28.06 MB/sec [256K blocks]



    SEAGATE 500GB 7200RPM XBENCH RESULTS (RUN 2)
    Results 60.48
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.6 (9G2141)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro5,2
    Drive Type ST9500420AS
    Disk Test 60.48
    Sequential 123.65
    Uncached Write 161.91 99.41 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 149.62 84.65 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 71.27 20.86 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 183.23 92.09 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 40.03
    Uncached Write 13.12 1.39 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 177.92 56.96 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 86.40 0.61 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 153.16 28.42 MB/sec [256K blocks]


    SAMSUNG 256GB SSD XBENCH RESULTS (RUN 1)
    Results 126.68
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.6 (9G2141)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro5,2
    Drive Type SAMSUNG SSD PM800 Series 2.5" 256GB
    Disk Test 126.68
    Sequential 184.21
    Uncached Write 266.35 163.54 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 282.75 159.98 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 86.36 25.27 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 351.63 176.73 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 96.53
    Uncached Write 27.71 2.93 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 287.52 92.05 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 1489.83 10.56 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 830.23 154.06 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    SAMSUNG 256GB SSD XBENCH RESULTS (RUN 2)
    Results 126.15
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.6 (9G2141)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro5,2
    Drive Type SAMSUNG SSD PM800 Series 2.5" 256GB
    Disk Test 126.15
    Sequential 181.14
    Uncached Write 230.01 141.22 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 274.72 155.44 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 88.33 25.85 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 360.58 181.23 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 96.78
    Uncached Write 27.73 2.94 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 293.15 93.85 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 1431.68 10.15 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 856.51 158.93 MB/sec [256K blocks]

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  2. mmalto macrumors regular

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    rocking. i've been wanting someone to do a comparison between ssd and hd. do you have your performance setting to low? i have pretty much the same setup and in xbench received a score of 150. that's with a 2.66 17" unibody with grafx set to best performance. i'm really curious to see how much your score goes up with ssd. if it's a lot, and i think it will, i'm going to order one as soon as the 500gb ones come out.
     
  3. kremer4 thread starter macrumors member

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    Performance is set to high but I'm just doing the disk test and not a graphics test.
     
  4. mmalto macrumors regular

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    where did you get the 256gb samsung? looks like ebay is the only place that really has any. most are going for around 900 bucks. seems high.
     
  5. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    For kicks and reference, here's a Samsung (Apple) 128GB on an Air:

    Results 80.03
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.6 (9G55)
    Physical RAM 2048 MB
    Model MacBookAir2,1
    Drive Type APPLE SSD SM128
    Disk Test 80.03
    Sequential 62.51
    Uncached Write 48.03 29.49 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 64.70 36.60 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 45.20 13.23 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 179.07 90.00 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 111.17
    Uncached Write 50.93 5.39 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 74.14 23.74 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 1373.26 9.73 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 469.55 87.13 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  6. macagain macrumors regular

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    Where'd you buy it from?

    I cant seem to find it anywhere...
     
  7. kremer4 thread starter macrumors member

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    I updated my 1st post with the Samsung xBench results.

    I got the drive off Ebay.
     
  8. be300test macrumors member

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    very nice, on par with my corsair...except for the double space you have :D

    great drive
     
  9. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    Did you happen to time boot up time to compare before ssd and after ssd?

    Just curious.
     
  10. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    At this point they are just laptop pulls. I've only seen them on ebay so far. Going rate at $900 and up.
     
  11. kremer4 thread starter macrumors member

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    No I didn't get to do that. The best I can say is that it's superfast!
    At least cut in half.
     
  12. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    Can you time the current boot up time with the ssd.
     
  13. GUnnith345 macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if you care, but it would def be nice to know if bootcamp works with the Samsung 256 GB SSD.
     
  14. kremer4 thread starter macrumors member

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    I do care. I'm going to try to install Vista x64 via boot camp tonight. I'll let you know how it goes soon.
     
  15. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Bootcamp works fine with the 128GB Samsung SSD. I'd be very surprised if the 256GB was any different.
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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  17. GUnnith345 macrumors newbie

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    The samsung is an MLC.
     
  18. kremer4 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just installed Vista x64 in Boot Camp without any issues.
     
  19. GUnnith345 macrumors newbie

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    Nice! Now if Samsung would just make it easier to grab one of these, we'd be in business.
     
  20. kremer4 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah the are a pretty penny right now.

    I still can't get over how much faster everything is right now.

    Tonight I'll be installing the MCE optibay which allows me to add the 500GB hard drive in place of the superdrive. I'll post pics.

    http://www.mcetech.com/optibay/
     
  21. clcwong macrumors newbie

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    just a question...what window are you guys using?^^
     
  22. NATO macrumors 68000

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    Grats!

    I'm planning to do exactly the same as you, except I'll make do with my 64GB Samsung SSD for now :).

    However, I would love to know if you notice much difference in battery life since there are two drives. Also, could you comment on how easy it is to remove the SuperDrive?
     
  23. JtheLemur macrumors 6502

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    I'd love to get one of these puppies and toss it in using the OptiBay…*but like $950 on eBay, man oh man. A bit torn between the Sammy and the Intel 160GB X25… =|
     
  24. rroback macrumors member

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    that drive looks so sweet. I'm on edge about buying a 17'', but I given the mediocre ( at best) reviews of the apple ssd, I definitely want a samsung drive. Why is samsung so slow at getting these to market? are they just overwhelmed by supplying direct--> companies?
     
  25. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Very nice. Jeez even your 500GB 7200 drive is twice as fast as my stock 250GB 5400 drive lol.

    That Samsung drive looks super fast though. The onboard catch probably made the biggest difference.

    I would like to see this drive compared to the new OCZ Vertex SSD... that would sure be a head to head battle!
     

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