SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
KingstonSH100S3/240G

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

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 60,287 user samples
59,965 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 33GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 201GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 214th / 885
322 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 35GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 113GB free
Poor: 52% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 344th / 885
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
70.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
485 MB/s +0% 483 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
322 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+41%
228 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
36.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
+42%
25.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
57.9 MB/s 76.4 MB/s Much faster random write.
+32%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
332 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
287 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.1 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+35%
15.6 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
510 MB/s 520 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
352 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+33%
265 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
45.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+35%
33.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
82.2 MB/s 117 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+42%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
358 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+8%
331 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+28%
21.5 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 5,667,951 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.29 % Insanely higher market share.
+12,800%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
54.6 % Much better value.
+74%
31.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 62 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$158 Much cheaper.
+41%
$266
Age
Newest
55 Months Much more recent.
+30%
79 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
365 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+24%
295 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
238 MB/s 252 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+6%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,062 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+9%
970 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
84.7 MB/s +4% 81.1 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
201 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+6%
189 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
154 MB/s 183 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+19%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
50.8 MB/s 51 MB/s +0%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 240GB
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The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]

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The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical drive hands down, and still has one of the highest sequential read speeds (517 MB/s) we have ever seen on a SATA SSD. That said a balanced performance profile is critical and the HyperX doesn't fare so well against its younger SSD competitors in the other write orientated benchmark categories. The poor results are explained by the Kingston's Sandforce controller which struggles to deliver incompressible data throughput. With a real world speed of 398.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 728 (bottom 28th percentile) there are far better deals to be had at this time. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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