OCZVTX4-25SAT3-256G
SamsungMZ-75E250B

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

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 254,553 user samples
3,909 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 177GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 0GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 151st / 885
250,644 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 15GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 7GB free
Poor: 67% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 83rd / 885
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
84.9 % 93.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
451 MB/s 495 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
396 MB/s +1% 393 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.7 MB/s 37.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
+46%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
83.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+11%
75.3 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
383 MB/s 399 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.6 MB/s 32.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
497 MB/s 517 MB/s +4%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
480 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+15%
417 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.4 MB/s 47.2 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+41%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
128 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+23%
104 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
435 MB/s +3% 422 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.7 MB/s 47.9 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 5,667,951 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 7.71 % Insanely higher market share.
+7,610%
Value
Value For Money
29.3 % 99.1 % Hugely better value.
+238%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 125 % Hugely more popular.
+105%
Price
Price (score)
$400 $88 Much cheaper.
+78%
Age
Newest
70 Months 38 Months Much more recent.
+46%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
334 MB/s 371 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+11%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
315 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+12%
282 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,132 Pts 1,151 Pts +2%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
122 MB/s +3% 118 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
174 MB/s 190 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+9%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
200 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+11%
180 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
70.9 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+6%
67 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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