SamsungMZ-7PD256BW
OCZVTR150-25SAT3-240G

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

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2022 user samples
1830 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 125GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 3GB free
Worst: 38% Best: 114%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 696
192 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 145GB free
Worst: 35% Best: 122%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 696
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
87.6 % -4% 91.2 % +4%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
496 MB/s +2% 488 MB/s -2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
410 MB/s -13% 464 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+13%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
+31%
21.7 MB/s -31%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71.5 MB/s -25% 89.7 MB/s Faster random write.
+25%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
424 MB/s -10% 467 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+10%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
22.2 MB/s -15% 25.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+15%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
524 MB/s +0% 523 MB/s -0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
498 MB/s -1% 504 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+34%
27 MB/s -34%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s -25% 147 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+25%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
508 MB/s -0% 509 MB/s +0%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28.5 MB/s -35% 38.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+35%
Value
Value For Money
36.6 % Slightly better value.
+13%
32.5 % -13%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % Slightly more popular.
+12%
66 % -12%
Price
Price (score)
$235 Slightly cheaper.
+12%
$267 -12%
Age
Newest
33 Months -39% 20 Months Much more recent.
+39%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
381 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+6%
361 MB/s -6%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
321 MB/s -10% 354 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+10%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,210 Pts -1% 1,224 Pts +1%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
90.3 MB/s -11% 99.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+11%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
243 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+27%
192 MB/s -27%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
218 MB/s -4% 226 MB/s +4%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
62.1 MB/s +4% 59.8 MB/s -4%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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The 840 Pro is stunning. Samsung have created a completely in-house package including both the controller and their own new 21nm toggle mode NAND. On release (Oct '12) this was the fastest performing deep queue depth consumer grade SSD available. Fast forward six months (Apr '13) and the 840 Pro still holds both the random read/write deep queue depth speed records of 384 MB/s and 326 MB/s, impressive considering how fast the SSD space tends to move. There are no obvious weaknesses, in-fact the 840 pro takes first place in nearly all of the speed categories and is only seriously rivalled by one drive, the OCZ Vector. To conclude, in terms of both outright performance, particularly server orientated, and value for money the 256GB and 128GB 840 Pros are amongst the top handful of drives currently available. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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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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