Since we received the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB model, we don’t really get a huge benefit from having TurboWrite. TurboWrite performance on the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB is 520MB/s sequential writes and 90,000 IOPS 4K random writes, however, the after TurboWrite performance is still a respectable 500MB/s sequential writes and 80,000 IOPS 4K random writes.
I was thinking of either selling the new 850 evo that comes in and putting that money towards another evga sc gtx 980 for an sli configuration ORRR use the second samsung 850 evo 500gb for all the random writing/temp files/video recording and editing... kind of like a heavy use ssd with the other for more of a longevity purpose. Figure if the second ones going to fry I might as well get some heavy use out it while preserving the 1 with my OS and files.
After reading some reviews about samsung ssd's I see that their quality is questionable. I'm not going to raid0 it when it gets here but now I'm wondering if I should even keep it... I have 2 3tb hdds for storage and now the 1 samsung 850 evo 500gb ssd for os and games/apps
Above we have both the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB and the Samsung 840 EVO 250GB running 128K random writes with zero pre-conditioning. On the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, there’s very little loss of performance until the drive gets filled with data and there’s very little difference between TurboWrite and after TurboWrite performance. On the older and more importantly lower capacity Samsung 840 EVO however, there’s a significant drop in performance after just a couple seconds of high performance writes which signifies that the drive is in after TurboWrite mode. Similarly, this is what I expect from the Samsung 850 EVO 120GB and 250GB drives as well although I didn’t get a chance to actually test either of those drives.