Bit of a necro, but it falls under the "SSD question" topic so it's okay if I post here.... right?
Saw that Best Buy has a good price on 250gig samsung 840 evo drives. Comparable to Newegg, anyway. Sooooo I got my girl to buy it for me, got it a day later, got everything set up and installed and tweaked and junk. I check the performance benchmarks in the "samsung magician" software and my sequential reads and writes are hovering around the max for each (539/540 read and 500/520 write), but my random reads and writes (IOPS) are quite a bit lower than the maxes for each. Reads are about 48k/97k and writes are about 40,500/66k.
My question is should I worry about those random read and write numbers? The thing is snappy as hell and gives me about a 10-13 second boot minus bios post and password entry so I'm guessing everything is fine, but would I really see a real-world benefit from increasing those numbers... and how would I do that, anyway?