SamsungMZ-7PD128BW
HyperXSHFS37A/120G

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Memory: Micron 20nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 15,491 user samples
13,110 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 31GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 220th / 956
2,381 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 58GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 48% 49GB free (System drive)
Poor: 48% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 615th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
86.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+41%
61.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
436 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+32%
330 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
319 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+153%
126 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.4 MB/s Faster random read.
+21%
25.1 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.7 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
80.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
254 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+47%
173 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35.8 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+9%
32.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
249 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+160%
95.6 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
492 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+13%
437 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
442 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+185%
155 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+11%
33.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s +2% 115 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
323 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+61%
201 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44 MB/s +1% 43.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
427 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+226%
131 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,979,188 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 0.36 % Hugely higher market share.
+200%
Value
Value For Money
35.5 % 49.1 % Much better value.
+38%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % +3% 61 %
Price
Price (score)
$160 $61 Much cheaper.
+62%
Age
Newest
70 Months 50 Months More recent.
+29%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
378 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+220%
118 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
313 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+105%
153 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,186 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+105%
578 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
154 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+24%
124 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
314 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+247%
90.6 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
234 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+89%
124 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
117 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+20%
97.1 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
128GB 120GB
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