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

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,586 user samples
755 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 183GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 9GB free
Poor: 63% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 100th / 885
4,831 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 197GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 84GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 154th / 885
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
90.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
84.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
492 MB/s +4% 475 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
455 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
413 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
21.6 MB/s 27.9 MB/s Faster random read.
+29%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
85.3 MB/s Faster random write.
+18%
72 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
471 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+13%
415 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
26.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+18%
22.2 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
521 MB/s +1% 515 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
502 MB/s +1% 495 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27 MB/s 35 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+30%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
132 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+19%
111 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
509 MB/s +5% 487 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+32%
29.6 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 5,667,811 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.09 % Hugely higher market share.
+800%
Value
Value For Money
42.9 % 76 % Much better value.
+77%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 64 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$246 $105 Much cheaper.
+57%
Age
Newest
51 Months 44 Months Slightly more recent.
+14%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
365 MB/s +1% 361 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
351 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+11%
317 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,212 Pts +4% 1,165 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
99.9 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+53%
65.2 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
198 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+12%
177 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
217 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+16%
187 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
61.8 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+42%
43.4 MB/s
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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