SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
SamsungMZ-7TE120BW

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q3 2013.

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 102,702 user samples
65,013 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 217GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 176GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 159th / 956
37,689 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 48GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 76GB free (System drive)
Poor: 66% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 175th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
95.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
91.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
458 MB/s 459 MB/s +0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
408 MB/s 414 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38.3 MB/s 38.5 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
90.1 MB/s +0% 90 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
343 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+14%
301 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.4 MB/s +5% 46.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
185 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+42%
130 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
507 MB/s +1% 503 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s +1% 484 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.8 MB/s +1% 46.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
123 MB/s +1% 122 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
413 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
370 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
59.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+8%
55.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
296 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+67%
177 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,979,188 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.91 % Higher market share.
+15%
0.79 %
Value
Value For Money
53.3 % Much better value.
+34%
39.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 64 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$207 $138 Much cheaper.
+33%
Age
Newest
61 Months 61 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
384 MB/s +1% 381 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
354 MB/s +0% 353 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,270 Pts +1% 1,262 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
236 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+31%
180 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
333 MB/s +3% 323 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
304 MB/s +3% 296 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
202 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+29%
156 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 120GB
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The 120GB Evo, like its 250GB sibling, features a second level Turbowrite cache (TWC). This 3GB block of high speed SLC memory allows the Evo to write data at 370 MB/s, nearly double its normal rate. When the TWC is full write speeds drop by around 50% but since consumers generally write less than 3GB in a typical write operation, the performance drop will rarely be noticed. On the other hand, in a server environment this sort of performance degradation would be unacceptable. Comparing the 120GB and 250GB Evos shows that they have similar performance profiles. The performance equivalence between the different capacities, coupled with the fact that their prices are almost linear, implies that both capacities represent roughly the same value for money. Within its TWC, the 120GB Evo is capable of chart topping burst IO rates and it sits squarely amongst the best performing 120GB drives. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]

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Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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