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Is my Samsung 850 EVO 2.5 inch SSD dying or normal?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Is my Samsung 850 EVO 2.5 inch SSD dying or normal? I had this drive for 2 to 3 years now. 

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* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

   Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) :   548.309 MB/s
  Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) :   527.399 MB/s
  Random Read 4KiB (Q=  8,T= 8) :   396.662 MB/s [  96841.3 IOPS]
 Random Write 4KiB (Q=  8,T= 8) :   360.572 MB/s [  88030.3 IOPS]
  Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) :   190.126 MB/s [  46417.5 IOPS]
 Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) :   171.472 MB/s [  41863.3 IOPS]
  Random Read 4KiB (Q=  1,T= 1) :    34.622 MB/s [   8452.6 IOPS]
 Random Write 4KiB (Q=  1,T= 1) :    95.280 MB/s [  23261.7 IOPS]

  Test : 1024 MiB [C: 27.7% (64.3/232.3 GiB)] (x1)  [Interval=5 sec]
  Date : 2018/07/17 4:47:16
    OS : Windows 10  [10.0 Build 17134] (x64)
  

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You're just listing read- and write-speeds? Those don't say anything about whether it's dying or not.


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What exactly do you think is the issue? Read/write speeds aren't a very good indicator of the health of a drive, though those looks fairly normal for your drive.

Try using Samsung's Magician software to check the 'health' of the drive or even CrystalDiskInfo (notCrystalDiskMark).
https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools/


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IIRC most SSDs have an allocation for bad sectors. This is a couple of GB and should show up in most diagnostic software, might show up in SMART too. 

 

Edit: I have the same SSD on one of my rigs about the same age. I'll check my specs for comparison.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

You're just listing read- and write-speeds? Those don't say anything about whether it's dying or not.

 

17 minutes ago, Spotty said:

What exactly do you think is the issue? Read/write speeds aren't a very good indicator of the health of a drive, though those looks fairly normal for your drive.

Try using Samsung's Magician software to check the 'health' of the drive or even CrystalDiskInfo (notCrystalDiskMark).
https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools/

 

13 minutes ago, Atroxical said:

IIRC most SSDs have an allocation for bad sectors. This is a couple of GB and should show up in most diagnostic software, might show up in SMART too. 

 

Edit: I have the same SSD on one of my rigs about the same age. I'll check my specs for comparison.

Here are the pictures in Samsung Magician and its SMART.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, DaPhuc said:

Here are the pictures in Samsung Magician and its SMART.

Doesn't appear to be any issues with it.

Was there any particular reason why you were concerned about the drive failing?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Spotty said:

Doesn't appear to be any issues with it.

Was there any particular reason why you were concerned about the drive failing?

When I look up picture of my drive benchmark on CrystalDiskMark, I find my result is low, and paranoid my drive perhaps is dying? 

 

Is my drive normal? 

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9 minutes ago, DaPhuc said:

When I look up picture of my drive benchmark on CrystalDiskMark, I find my result is low, and paranoid my drive perhaps is dying? 

 

Is my drive normal? 

Those speeds are normal. Samsung advertises speeds up to 540MB/s read and 520MB/s write for your drive.
SMART check comes back fine and it is reported as 'good' so I wouldn't worry about it.


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It looks all good to me, as performance is on spec with good SMART readings. You can run another benchmark here http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Samsung-850-Evo-250GB/Rating/2977 and compare to other people's scores with the same SSD.

 

These are my smart numbers for a drive only used 1/5 of the time compared to yours. Speed tests are from the Samsung software.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Spotty said:

Those speeds are normal. Samsung advertises speeds up to 540MB/s read and 520MB/s write for your drive.
SMART check comes back fine and it is reported as 'good' so I wouldn't worry about it.

Oh okay. 

 

2 hours ago, Atroxical said:

It looks all good to me, as performance is on spec with good SMART readings. You can run another benchmark here http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Samsung-850-Evo-250GB/Rating/2977 and compare to other people's scores with the same SSD.

 

These are my smart numbers for a drive only used 1/5 of the time compared to yours. Speed tests are from the Samsung software.

 

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Thanks for the update and the comparison. I thought my drive must be dying. 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, Atroxical said:

It looks all good to me, as performance is on spec with good SMART readings. You can run another benchmark here http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Samsung-850-Evo-250GB/Rating/2977 and compare to other people's scores with the same SSD.

 

These are my smart numbers for a drive only used 1/5 of the time compared to yours. Speed tests are from the Samsung software.

 

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Where do I look on CrystalDiskMark for random 4k and Deep Queue 4k?

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