Samsung 950 PRO NVMe SSD Disk Ubuntu Linux 16.04

Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSD NVMe benchmarks by Michael Larabel for a future article on Phoronix.com.

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May 28 2016
 
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Samsung 950 PRO NVMe SSD Disk Ubuntu Linux 16.04ProcessorMotherboardChipsetMemoryDiskGraphicsAudioMonitorNetworkOSKernelDesktopDisplay ServerDisplay DriverOpenGLCompilerFile-SystemScreen ResolutionSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limitedIntel Xeon E3-1280 v5 @ 4.00GHz (8 Cores)MSI C236A WORKSTATION (MS-7998) v1.0Intel Sky Lake16384MB120GB Samsung SSD 850Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 FURY / NANO 4096MBRealtek ALC1150DELL P2415QIntel ConnectionUbuntu 16.044.6.0-040600-generic (x86_64)Unity 7.4.0X Server 1.18.3modesetting 1.18.34.2 Mesa 11.3.0-devel (padoka PPA) Gallium 0.4GCC 5.3.1 20160413ext43840x2160240GB OCZ VERTEX3 + 120GB Samsung SSD 850120GB INTEL SSDSC2BW12 + 120GB Samsung SSD 850120GB Samsung SSD 850 + Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GBAMD FX-8320 Eight-Core @ 3.50GHz (8 Cores)Gigabyte 990XA-UD3AMD RD890 bridge128GB Samsung SSD 840 + 4001GB Seagate ST4000DM000-1F21MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4096MB (1113/3505MHz)Realtek ALC889Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411Arch rolling4.5.4-1-ARCH (x86_64)MATE 1.12.1NVIDIA 364.194.5.0GCC 6.1.1 20160501 + Clang 3.8.02560x1440OpenBenchmarking.orgCompiler Details- Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSD: --build=x86_64-linux-gnu --disable-browser-plugin --disable-vtable-verify --disable-werror --enable-checking=release --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-gnu-unique-object --enable-gtk-cairo --enable-java-awt=gtk --enable-java-home --enable-languages=c,ada,c++,java,go,d,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --enable-libmpx --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-libstdcxx-time=yes --enable-multiarch --enable-multilib --enable-nls --enable-objc-gc --enable-plugin --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --host=x86_64-linux-gnu --target=x86_64-linux-gnu --with-abi=m64 --with-arch-32=i686 --with-arch-directory=amd64 --with-default-libstdcxx-abi=new --with-multilib-list=m32,m64,mx32 --with-tune=generic -v - OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD: --build=x86_64-linux-gnu --disable-browser-plugin --disable-vtable-verify --disable-werror --enable-checking=release --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-gnu-unique-object --enable-gtk-cairo --enable-java-awt=gtk --enable-java-home --enable-languages=c,ada,c++,java,go,d,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --enable-libmpx --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-libstdcxx-time=yes --enable-multiarch --enable-multilib --enable-nls --enable-objc-gc --enable-plugin --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --host=x86_64-linux-gnu --target=x86_64-linux-gnu --with-abi=m64 --with-arch-32=i686 --with-arch-directory=amd64 --with-default-libstdcxx-abi=new --with-multilib-list=m32,m64,mx32 --with-tune=generic -v - Intel 530 120GB SSD: --build=x86_64-linux-gnu --disable-browser-plugin --disable-vtable-verify --disable-werror --enable-checking=release --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-gnu-unique-object --enable-gtk-cairo --enable-java-awt=gtk --enable-java-home --enable-languages=c,ada,c++,java,go,d,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --enable-libmpx --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-libstdcxx-time=yes --enable-multiarch --enable-multilib --enable-nls --enable-objc-gc --enable-plugin --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --host=x86_64-linux-gnu --target=x86_64-linux-gnu --with-abi=m64 --with-arch-32=i686 --with-arch-directory=amd64 --with-default-libstdcxx-abi=new --with-multilib-list=m32,m64,mx32 --with-tune=generic -v - Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSD: --build=x86_64-linux-gnu --disable-browser-plugin --disable-vtable-verify --disable-werror --enable-checking=release --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-gnu-unique-object --enable-gtk-cairo --enable-java-awt=gtk --enable-java-home --enable-languages=c,ada,c++,java,go,d,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --enable-libmpx --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-libstdcxx-time=yes --enable-multiarch --enable-multilib --enable-nls --enable-objc-gc --enable-plugin --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --host=x86_64-linux-gnu --target=x86_64-linux-gnu --with-abi=m64 --with-arch-32=i686 --with-arch-directory=amd64 --with-default-libstdcxx-abi=new --with-multilib-list=m32,m64,mx32 --with-tune=generic -v - Samsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited: --disable-libssp --disable-libstdcxx-pch --disable-libunwind-exceptions --disable-werror --enable-__cxa_atexit --enable-checking=release --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-gnu-indirect-function --enable-gnu-unique-object --enable-install-libiberty --enable-languages=c,c++,ada,fortran,go,lto,objc,obj-c++ --enable-libmpx --enable-lto --enable-multilib --enable-plugin --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-isl --with-linker-hash-style=gnu Disk Details- Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSD: DEADLINE / data=ordered,errors=remount-ro,relatime,rw- OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD: DEADLINE / data=ordered,relatime,rw- Intel 530 120GB SSD: DEADLINE / data=ordered,relatime,rw- Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSD: DEADLINE / data=ordered,relatime,rw- Samsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited: DEADLINE / data=ordered,relatime,rwProcessor Details- Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSD: Scaling Governor: intel_pstate powersave- OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD: Scaling Governor: intel_pstate powersave- Intel 530 120GB SSD: Scaling Governor: intel_pstate powersave- Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSD: Scaling Governor: intel_pstate powersave- Samsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited: Scaling Governor: acpi-cpufreq performanceSystem Details- Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSD: Python 2.7.11+.- OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD: Python 2.7.11+.- Intel 530 120GB SSD: Python 2.7.11+.- Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSD: Python 2.7.11+.- Samsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited: Python 3.5.1.

Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limitedResult OverviewPhoronix Test Suite 10.8.3100%243%386%529%672%Flexible IO TesterIOzoneFlexible IO TesterFlexible IO TesterFlexible IO TesterCompile BenchSeq Read - POSIX AIO - No - Yes - 4KB - MB/s4Kb - 8GB - Write PerformanceRand Read - POSIX AIO - No - Yes - 4KB - MB/sSeq Write - POSIX AIO - No - Yes - 4KB - MB/sRand Write - POSIX AIO - No - Yes - 4KB - MB/sCompile

Samsung 950 PRO NVMe SSD Disk Ubuntu Linux 16.04fio: Rand Read - POSIX AIO - No - Yes - 4KB - Default Test Directory - MB/sfio: Rand Write - POSIX AIO - No - Yes - 4KB - Default Test Directory - MB/sfio: Seq Read - POSIX AIO - No - Yes - 4KB - Default Test Directory - MB/sfio: Seq Write - POSIX AIO - No - Yes - 4KB - Default Test Directory - MB/siozone: 4Kb - 8GB - Write Performancecompilebench: CompileSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited37.60154.48203.59157.24158.37846.9035.01117.6334.72119.75490.131186.3522.6991.1235.69102.11481.961158.9149.20183.19167.87217.61844.311511.5456.57187.62233.44190.42970.72865.85OpenBenchmarking.org

Flexible IO Tester

OpenBenchmarking.orgMB/s, More Is BetterFlexible IO Tester 2.1.13Type: Random Read - IO Engine: POSIX AIO - Buffered: No - Direct: Yes - Block Size: 4KB - Disk Target: Default Test Directory - Result: MB/sSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited1326395265SE +/- 0.33, N = 3SE +/- 0.07, N = 3SE +/- 0.26, N = 3SE +/- 0.72, N = 3SE +/- 0.15, N = 337.6035.0122.6949.2056.57-libverbs-libverbs-libverbs-libverbs-lrbd -lrados1. (CC) gcc options: -rdynamic -std=gnu99 -O3 -ffast-math -include -lnuma -lrt -laio -lz -lm -lpthread -ldl
OpenBenchmarking.orgMB/s, More Is BetterFlexible IO Tester 2.1.13Type: Random Read - IO Engine: POSIX AIO - Buffered: No - Direct: Yes - Block Size: 4KB - Disk Target: Default Test Directory - Result: MB/sSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited1122334455Min: 37.25 / Avg: 37.6 / Max: 38.26Min: 34.89 / Avg: 35.01 / Max: 35.14Min: 22.22 / Avg: 22.69 / Max: 23.11Min: 48.48 / Avg: 49.2 / Max: 50.63Min: 56.28 / Avg: 56.57 / Max: 56.731. (CC) gcc options: -rdynamic -std=gnu99 -O3 -ffast-math -include -lnuma -lrt -laio -lz -lm -lpthread -ldl

OpenBenchmarking.orgMB/s, More Is BetterFlexible IO Tester 2.1.13Type: Random Write - IO Engine: POSIX AIO - Buffered: No - Direct: Yes - Block Size: 4KB - Disk Target: Default Test Directory - Result: MB/sSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited4080120160200SE +/- 6.84, N = 6SE +/- 2.12, N = 6SE +/- 1.47, N = 6SE +/- 9.26, N = 6SE +/- 0.23, N = 3154.48117.6391.12183.19187.62-libverbs-libverbs-libverbs-libverbs-lrbd -lrados1. (CC) gcc options: -rdynamic -std=gnu99 -O3 -ffast-math -include -lnuma -lrt -laio -lz -lm -lpthread -ldl
OpenBenchmarking.orgMB/s, More Is BetterFlexible IO Tester 2.1.13Type: Random Write - IO Engine: POSIX AIO - Buffered: No - Direct: Yes - Block Size: 4KB - Disk Target: Default Test Directory - Result: MB/sSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited306090120150Min: 127.7 / Avg: 154.48 / Max: 173.98Min: 108.73 / Avg: 117.63 / Max: 123.87Min: 85.58 / Avg: 91.12 / Max: 94.81Min: 156.72 / Avg: 183.19 / Max: 217.96Min: 187.32 / Avg: 187.62 / Max: 188.071. (CC) gcc options: -rdynamic -std=gnu99 -O3 -ffast-math -include -lnuma -lrt -laio -lz -lm -lpthread -ldl

OpenBenchmarking.orgMB/s, More Is BetterFlexible IO Tester 2.1.13Type: Sequential Read - IO Engine: POSIX AIO - Buffered: No - Direct: Yes - Block Size: 4KB - Disk Target: Default Test Directory - Result: MB/sSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited50100150200250SE +/- 1.58, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 3SE +/- 0.05, N = 3SE +/- 7.31, N = 6SE +/- 0.49, N = 3203.5934.7235.69167.87233.44-libverbs-libverbs-lrbd -lrados1. (CC) gcc options: -rdynamic -std=gnu99 -O3 -ffast-math -include -lnuma -lrt -laio -lz -lm -lpthread -ldl
OpenBenchmarking.orgMB/s, More Is BetterFlexible IO Tester 2.1.13Type: Sequential Read - IO Engine: POSIX AIO - Buffered: No - Direct: Yes - Block Size: 4KB - Disk Target: Default Test Directory - Result: MB/sSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited4080120160200Min: 200.48 / Avg: 203.59 / Max: 205.65Min: 34.67 / Avg: 34.72 / Max: 34.77Min: 35.61 / Avg: 35.69 / Max: 35.78Min: 146.61 / Avg: 167.87 / Max: 192.47Min: 232.57 / Avg: 233.44 / Max: 234.261. (CC) gcc options: -rdynamic -std=gnu99 -O3 -ffast-math -include -lnuma -lrt -laio -lz -lm -lpthread -ldl

OpenBenchmarking.orgMB/s, More Is BetterFlexible IO Tester 2.1.13Type: Sequential Write - IO Engine: POSIX AIO - Buffered: No - Direct: Yes - Block Size: 4KB - Disk Target: Default Test Directory - Result: MB/sSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited50100150200250SE +/- 7.01, N = 6SE +/- 1.79, N = 5SE +/- 2.06, N = 6SE +/- 7.39, N = 6SE +/- 0.36, N = 3157.24119.75102.11217.61190.42-libverbs-libverbs-libverbs-libverbs-lrbd -lrados1. (CC) gcc options: -rdynamic -std=gnu99 -O3 -ffast-math -include -lnuma -lrt -laio -lz -lm -lpthread -ldl
OpenBenchmarking.orgMB/s, More Is BetterFlexible IO Tester 2.1.13Type: Sequential Write - IO Engine: POSIX AIO - Buffered: No - Direct: Yes - Block Size: 4KB - Disk Target: Default Test Directory - Result: MB/sSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited4080120160200Min: 134.68 / Avg: 157.24 / Max: 172.63Min: 117.06 / Avg: 119.75 / Max: 126.84Min: 92.98 / Avg: 102.11 / Max: 107.41Min: 198.58 / Avg: 217.61 / Max: 244.88Min: 189.9 / Avg: 190.42 / Max: 191.111. (CC) gcc options: -rdynamic -std=gnu99 -O3 -ffast-math -include -lnuma -lrt -laio -lz -lm -lpthread -ldl

IOzone

The IOzone benchmark tests the hard disk drive / file-system performance. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMB/s, More Is BetterIOzone 3.405Record Size: 4Kb - File Size: 8GB - Disk Test: Write PerformanceSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited2004006008001000SE +/- 6.83, N = 6SE +/- 0.49, N = 3SE +/- 0.33, N = 3SE +/- 2.05, N = 3SE +/- 12.27, N = 3158.37490.13481.96844.31970.721. (CC) gcc options: -O3
OpenBenchmarking.orgMB/s, More Is BetterIOzone 3.405Record Size: 4Kb - File Size: 8GB - Disk Test: Write PerformanceSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited2004006008001000Min: 145.16 / Avg: 158.37 / Max: 191.17Min: 489.31 / Avg: 490.13 / Max: 491.02Min: 481.32 / Avg: 481.96 / Max: 482.42Min: 841.39 / Avg: 844.31 / Max: 848.27Min: 946.75 / Avg: 970.72 / Max: 987.271. (CC) gcc options: -O3

Compile Bench

Compilebench tries to age a filesystem by simulating some of the disk IO common in creating, compiling, patching, stating and reading kernel trees. It indirectly measures how well filesystems can maintain directory locality as the disk fills up and directories age. This current test is setup to use the makej mode with 10 initial directories Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMB/s, More Is BetterCompile Bench 0.6Test: CompileSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited30060090012001500SE +/- 12.48, N = 6SE +/- 5.59, N = 3SE +/- 8.84, N = 3SE +/- 9.99, N = 3SE +/- 12.74, N = 5846.901186.351158.911511.54865.85
OpenBenchmarking.orgMB/s, More Is BetterCompile Bench 0.6Test: CompileSamsung 850 EVO 120GB SSDOCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSDIntel 530 120GB SSDSamsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 SSDSamsung SM951 256GB NVME pcie.v2 limited30060090012001500Min: 825.2 / Avg: 846.9 / Max: 907.21Min: 1180.12 / Avg: 1186.35 / Max: 1197.51Min: 1141.26 / Avg: 1158.91 / Max: 1168.43Min: 1491.82 / Avg: 1511.54 / Max: 1524.23Min: 823.32 / Avg: 865.85 / Max: 892.38