OCZVTX4-25SAT3-256G
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 7,612 user samples
4,197 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 201GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 15GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 927
3,415 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 222GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 223GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 153rd / 927
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
86.7 % 88.4 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
456 MB/s 491 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
401 MB/s 434 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26 MB/s 29 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+12%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
85.4 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
78.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
387 MB/s 435 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
25.7 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+16%
22.1 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
497 MB/s 517 MB/s +4%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
482 MB/s 496 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.2 MB/s 35.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+8%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
124 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+11%
112 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
434 MB/s 487 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
30 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 6,774,655 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % Higher market share.
+17%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
30 % 79.4 % Hugely better value.
+165%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 64 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$400 $105 Much cheaper.
+74%
Age
Newest
73 Months 47 Months Much more recent.
+36%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
335 MB/s 367 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+10%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
316 MB/s 323 MB/s +2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,131 Pts 1183 Pts +5%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
123 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+88%
65.5 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
189 MB/s +3% 183 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
205 MB/s 207 MB/s +1%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
75.7 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+71%
44.2 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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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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