PCMark 8 Real-World Software
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Browsing through the album, we see that real-world single application performance is nearly identical between all three products. The 512GB SM951 is slightly faster in a few tests, though the same can be said about Intel's drives. None of these tests stress the drives. Still, low latency makes them faster than any SATA-based storage product.
With clean cells available for the controllers to write to flash, the SM951 512GB is slightly faster. Not even enthusiasts will notice the difference in day-to-day activity, though.