SamsungMZ-7PD256BW
OCZVTR150-25SAT3-240G
$246

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

 $246 

Controller: OCZ Barefoot 3 M00. Flash: Toshiba 19nm (1st gen) MLC NAND.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 13,954 user samples
13,391 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 218GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 1GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 133rd / 850
563 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 176GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 9GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 87th / 850
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
83.8 % -6% 89.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
490 MB/s +1% 486 MB/s -1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
355 MB/s -25% 444 MB/s Faster write speed.
+25%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
29 MB/s Much faster random read.
+34%
21.6 MB/s -34%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78.8 MB/s -8% 84.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
387 MB/s -19% 462 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+19%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
22.4 MB/s -17% 26.2 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+17%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
524 MB/s +1% 521 MB/s -1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
497 MB/s -1% 502 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+36%
27 MB/s -36%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
119 MB/s -10% 131 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+10%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
509 MB/s +0% 508 MB/s -0%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.3 MB/s -33% 39 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
Market Share
Based on 2,844,715 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.8 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,500%
0.05 % -1,500%
Value
Value For Money
43.2 % +2% 42.3 % -2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +5% 61 % -5%
Price
Price (score)
$235 +4% $246 -4%
Age
Newest
55 Months -24% 42 Months More recent.
+24%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
377 MB/s +3% 365 MB/s -3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
322 MB/s -8% 349 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+8%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,207 Pts -0% 1,209 Pts +0%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
91.2 MB/s -10% 99.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+10%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
200 MB/s +3% 195 MB/s -3%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
190 MB/s -8% 206 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+8%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
54.7 MB/s -12% 61.2 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+12%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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Comparing the 150 to the original Vector is disappointing, the newer 150 actually offers marginally worse performance than its predecessor. A strange result but verified (at least partly) by figures on OCZ's own website: 100K 4K read IOPS for the Vector vs 90K 4K read IOPS for the 150. The newer 150 comes with a 5 year warranty which covers 50GB/day vs. the original Vectors 20GB/day but even this should be taken with a pinch of salt considering that the OCZ stock price is currently trading at around seven cents per share, an all time low. Despite the fact that new Vector 150 performs worse than its predecessor it's still a very competent performer and if prices drop, it has the potential to become a decent value proposition. In the meantime however there are far better deals available elsewhere.  [Dec '13 SSDrivePro]

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