SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
OCZARC100-25SAT3-240G
$120

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

 $120 

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3. Flash Memory: Toshiba A19nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 75,098 user samples
70,377 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 78GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 51GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 265th / 927
4,721 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 53GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 6GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 235th / 927
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
79.2 % 81.4 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
484 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
441 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
318 MB/s 407 MB/s Faster write speed.
+28%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
35.8 MB/s Much faster random read.
+61%
22.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
57 MB/s 79.2 MB/s Much faster random write.
+39%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
329 MB/s 415 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+26%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.8 MB/s +1% 20.5 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
510 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
466 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
351 MB/s 425 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+21%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
44.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+61%
27.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
77.8 MB/s 119 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+53%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
358 MB/s 438 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
26.9 MB/s 29.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 6,820,892 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.26 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,160%
0.1 %
Value
Value For Money
50.6 % 66.1 % Much better value.
+31%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 61 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$172 $120 Much cheaper.
+30%
Age
Newest
58 Months 45 Months More recent.
+22%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
361 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+18%
305 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
238 MB/s 341 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+43%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,049 Pts 1,083 Pts +3%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
84 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+11%
75.4 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
195 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+13%
173 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
152 MB/s 217 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+43%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
50.8 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+9%
46.7 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 240GB
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The 240GB OCZ ARC has a solid performance profile with particularly strong 4K speeds. The ARC is positioned below both OCZ's enthusiast Vector 150 and the mainstream Vertex 460 but based on hardware specs there is very little separating the drives (newer NAND on the ARC). Comparing the Vertex 460 and ARC shows that the ARC lags particularly in terms of sequential write speed but the overall difference in effective speed is marginal. The broad performance equivalence coupled with the fact that the Vertex 460 is available at the same price point makes the 240GB ARC somewhat redundant for the time being. Given that the ARC is relatively new, prices are likely to drop significantly over the coming months at which point the ARC may make more sense. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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