Samsung T1 500GB USB3 SSD Review

Synthetic Benchmarks


HD Tune Pro

In this benchmark I am checking sequential reading speed.

Samsung T1 500GB USB3 SSD Review

With an average sequential reading speed of 409.8 MB/s, the Samsung
T1 SSD shows a good turn of speed.

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ATTO disk benchmark

ATTO has become a standard tool for measuring the data
throughput of HDDs and SSDs. It measures the reading and writing performance,
using different file sizes and block sizes.

Samsung T1 500GB USB3 SSD Review

The reading speed results on the Samsung T1 500GB SSD are
impressive, topping out at nearly 464MB/s, which is right on the limits of the
throughput (with overheads) that USB3 can manage. Writing speed tops out at
over 443 MB/s.

CrystalDiskMark 3.0

Crystal Disk Mark is quite a handy benchmarking application.

Samsung T1 500GB USB3 SSD Review

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As we can see from the above screenshot, sequential reading and
writing speeds are both very good, and random reading and writing performance
at low and high queue depths is excellent for a USB3 connected device.

AS SSD Benchmark

AS SSD benchmark is a benchmarking tool specifically
designed to test SSDs. The application tests sequential reading and writing
performance, 4K random reading and writing performance.

After the tests complete, AS SSD benchmark derives a total
score for the drive being tested. This is based on all aspects of the test
results, and gives an indication of how the drive is performing overall.

Now let’s look at the result from the Samsung T1 SSD in the
form of a screenshot.

Samsung T1 500GB USB3 SSD Review

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As we can see from the AS SSD test run, the Samsung T1 SSD
has performed extremely well for a USB3 connected SSD.

Anvil’s Storage Utilities

As well as performing SSD endurance tests. Anvil’s Storage
Utilities has a very nice SSD benchmarking application. The SSD benchmark tests
many different aspects of SSD performance, including 4K random at different
queue depths, and also sequential performance, but more importantly than this,
all using real test data.

Another very nice feature of Anvil’s SSD benchmark is the
fact that you can change the compression levels of the test data. The
compression levels of the datasets used for the tests can be varied from 0% compression
right up to 100% compressed data, and there are even a few data profiles
already included, such as database (8%) compression, and also an application
profile (46%) compression, which is designed to simulate real application data
being read and written to the SSD.

I will include a screenshot of the review drive, and all
comparison results will be presented in the form of graphs. If you would like
to see screenshots of the test results obtained on the other SSDs in this
article, you can do so by following the link here.

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I will also be testing three different compression profiles,
which are as follows.

  • 0 fill (100% compressible data)
  • Application simulation profile (46% compressed)
  • 100% (incompressible data)

 So let’s begin the tests.

0 fill

Samsung T1 500GB USB3 SSD Review

In the 0 fill test, the Samsung T1 SSD has performed
extremely well.

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Application profile

Samsung T1 500GB USB3 SSD Review

The application test pattern is much more realistic in terms
of the type of data that real users will employ, and once again the Samsung T1
is performing very well.

100% incompressible

Samsung T1 500GB USB3 SSD Review

With test data that can’t be compressed at all, the Samsung
T1 SSD is still performing extremely well.

Summary:

The Samsung T1 500GB SSD has performed extremely well in the
basic synthetic benchmarks. Random reading and writing performance is very good,
and sequential reading and writing performance is of a very high standard for a
USB3 connected device.

 

Let’s head to the next page for our IOMeter test
results…..

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