Software & Testing Procedures
The SSD 980 is compatible with Samsung’s Magician software, which I feel is the best solid state drive toolbox / software out there.
With the drive installed and formatted we have 465GB of usable space.
Opening up CrystalDiskMark we can see that the drive is using NVMe Express 1.4 and supports TRIM.
For testing the drive we will be using the following benchmarking programs, we have provided links to each so you can run the benchmarks on your drive for comparison.
Sisoftware Sandra Physical Disks Benchmark (download)
ATTO Disk Benchmark (download)
CrystalDiskMark 64bit (download)
AS SSD Benchmark (download)
Anvil Storage Utility Professional (download)
AIDA64 Storage Benchmark (download)
We also made these optimization changes…
– No power saving options in the BIOS
– ACHI enabled in the BIOS
– Windows 10 User Account Control (UAC) is disabled
– Windows 10 power saving settings are disabled
So let’s get into testing!