Storage and USB Performance
CrystalDiskMark – Sequential Read
Samsung’s entire range of SATA SSDs are highly regarded and feature some of the best read speeds available. This is exemplified in the testing results and there was a minimal speed differentiation between the 120GB boot and 1TB data drive. However, the read speeds are absolutely destroyed by PCIe SSDs. I wouldn’t be overly concerned about this though as the ITX form factor only allows for 1 PCIe card and you won’t notice the huge speed benefit outside of synthetic benchmarks.
CrystalDiskMark – Sequential Write
A similar pattern occurs during sequential write tests as both SSDs hover around the 530MB/s rate and surpasses the majority of other SSDs in competing systems. Once again, PCIe-based SSDs reign supreme but the Samsung drives hold up rather well and feature consistent write speeds.