SamsungMZ-7PD128BW
SamsungMZ-7TE120BW

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 63,360 user samples
14,030 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 119GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 20GB free
Poor: 50% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 288th / 929
49,330 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 45GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 29GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 267th / 929
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
77.4 % 79 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
485 MB/s +2% 476 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
306 MB/s 317 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.2 MB/s 36.9 MB/s Much faster random read.
+31%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
74.5 MB/s Faster random write.
+25%
59.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
334 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
314 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
19.7 MB/s 19.9 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
522 MB/s +4% 504 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
440 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+25%
351 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.3 MB/s 44.6 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+26%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+38%
78.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
477 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+39%
344 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
25.4 MB/s +4% 24.4 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,222,605 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.33 % 0.85 % Hugely higher market share.
+158%
Value
Value For Money
31.6 % 34.4 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 63 %
Price
Price (score)
$160 $138 Slightly cheaper.
+14%
Age
Newest
68 Months 59 Months Slightly more recent.
+13%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
360 MB/s +1% 358 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
315 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+32%
239 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,153 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+10%
1,047 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
79.3 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+17%
68 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
169 MB/s 188 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+11%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
176 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+14%
154 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
44.2 MB/s +4% 42.6 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
128GB 120GB
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