KingstonSH100S3/240G
SamsungMZ-7TE250BW

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC.

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 75,757 user samples
346 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 35GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 113GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 390th / 927
75,411 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 124GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 51GB free
Poor: 54% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 281st / 927
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
70.1 % 77.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
483 MB/s +0% 482 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
229 MB/s 313 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+37%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.3 MB/s 35.4 MB/s Much faster random read.
+40%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76 MB/s Much faster random write.
+36%
56 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
287 MB/s 324 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+13%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
15.5 MB/s 20.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+31%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
520 MB/s +2% 510 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
269 MB/s 351 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+30%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.6 MB/s 44 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+31%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+49%
78.6 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
336 MB/s 358 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.5 MB/s 26.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+23%
Market Share
Based on 6,774,655 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.43 % Insanely higher market share.
+14,200%
Value
Value For Money
31.3 % 44.5 % Much better value.
+42%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$266 $199 Cheaper.
+25%
Age
Newest
82 Months 58 Months More recent.
+29%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
295 MB/s 361 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+22%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
252 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+5%
239 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
971 Pts 1,051 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+8%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
81.2 MB/s 83.9 MB/s +3%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
187 MB/s +2% 183 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
182 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+24%
147 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
50.6 MB/s +4% 48.8 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 250GB
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The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical drive hands down, and still has one of the highest sequential read speeds (517 MB/s) we have ever seen on a SATA SSD. That said a balanced performance profile is critical and the HyperX doesn't fare so well against its younger SSD competitors in the other write orientated benchmark categories. The poor results are explained by the Kingston's Sandforce controller which struggles to deliver incompressible data throughput. With a real world speed of 398.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 728 (bottom 28th percentile) there are far better deals to be had at this time. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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