OCZVTR150-25SAT3-240G
$246
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G
 $246 

Controller: OCZ Barefoot 3 M00. Flash: Toshiba 19nm (1st gen) MLC NAND. Release date: Q4 2013.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 6,266 user samples
1,011 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 179GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 64% 119GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 187th / 956
5,255 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 202GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 197GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 185th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
90.9 % 91.1 % +0%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
487 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+5%
462 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
456 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
416 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
21.4 MB/s 27.9 MB/s Much faster random read.
+30%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+10%
76.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
462 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+57%
294 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27 MB/s 31.1 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+15%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
380 MB/s +4% 366 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
521 MB/s +2% 513 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
502 MB/s +4% 485 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27 MB/s 36.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+34%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
131 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+12%
117 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
509 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
476 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.1 MB/s 43.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+10%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
476 MB/s +1% 470 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,555,634 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.04 % Hugely higher market share.
+300%
Value
Value For Money
43.1 % 101 % Hugely better value.
+135%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 64 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$246 $79 Much cheaper.
+68%
Age
Newest
58 Months 51 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
364 MB/s 378 MB/s +4%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
352 MB/s +4% 340 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,210 Pts 1,221 Pts +1%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
296 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+79%
165 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
219 MB/s 287 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+31%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
230 MB/s 261 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+13%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
82.1 MB/s 124 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+51%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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Comparing the 150 to the original Vector is disappointing, the newer 150 actually offers marginally worse performance than its predecessor. A strange result but verified (at least partly) by figures on OCZ's own website: 100K 4K read IOPS for the Vector vs 90K 4K read IOPS for the 150. The newer 150 comes with a 5 year warranty which covers 50GB/day vs. the original Vectors 20GB/day but even this should be taken with a pinch of salt considering that the OCZ stock price is currently trading at around seven cents per share, an all time low. Despite the fact that new Vector 150 performs worse than its predecessor it's still a very competent performer and if prices drop, it has the potential to become a decent value proposition. In the meantime however there are far better deals available elsewhere.  [Dec '13 SSDrivePro]

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The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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