OCZVTX4-25SAT3-256G
SamsungMZ-7TE250BW

Controller: Indilinx Everest 2 IDX400M00-BC. Flash Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 63,874 user samples
3,909 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 0GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 151st / 885
59,965 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 201GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 214th / 885
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
84.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
80 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
451 MB/s 485 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
396 MB/s Faster write speed.
+23%
322 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.7 MB/s 36.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
+40%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
83.9 MB/s Much faster random write.
+45%
57.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
383 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+15%
332 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+17%
21.1 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
497 MB/s 510 MB/s +3%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
480 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+36%
352 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.4 MB/s 45.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+36%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
128 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+56%
82.2 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
435 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
358 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.7 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+26%
27.5 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 5,667,951 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 1.29 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,190%
Value
Value For Money
29.3 % 54.6 % Hugely better value.
+86%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$400 $158 Much cheaper.
+61%
Age
Newest
70 Months 55 Months More recent.
+21%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
334 MB/s 365 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+9%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
315 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+32%
238 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,132 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+7%
1,062 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
122 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+44%
84.7 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
174 MB/s 201 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+16%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
200 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+30%
154 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
70.9 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+40%
50.8 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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