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

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3 IDX500M00-BC. Flash: Toshiba 19nm (1st gen) MLC NAND.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1046 user samples
964 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 120% 237GB free
Worst Score: 37% 1GB free
Worst: 37% Best: 120%
SPEED RANK: 40th / 571
82 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 121% 139GB free
Worst Score: 36% 145GB free
Worst: 36% Best: 121%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 571
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
492 MB/s +4% 474 MB/s -4%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
389 MB/s -16% 450 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read?
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
21.2 MB/s -34%
4K Write?
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71.4 MB/s -15% 81.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
407 MB/s -10% 448 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.5 MB/s -14% 24.5 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
525 MB/s +1% 522 MB/s -1%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
496 MB/s -1% 503 MB/s +1%
4K Read?
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
27.2 MB/s -34%
4K Write?
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s -22% 144 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
508 MB/s -0% 509 MB/s +0%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28.3 MB/s -33% 37.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Value For Money
68.1 % -19% 81 % Better value.
User Rating?
UBM User Rating
77 % More popular.
63 % -22%
Price (score)
$230 -37% $144 Much cheaper.
Effective Speed?
Effective SSD Speed
90.1 % -0% 90.4 % +0%
27 Months -48% 14 Months Much more recent.
DQ Read?
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
378 MB/s +5% 360 MB/s -5%
DQ Write?
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
315 MB/s -10% 348 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total?
AS-SSD Total Score
1,200 Pts -1% 1,214 Pts +1%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
89.5 MB/s -12% 99.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read?
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
215 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
166 MB/s -30%
ADQ Write?
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
195 MB/s -4% 203 MB/s +4%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
55.3 MB/s -1% 56 MB/s +1%
256GB 240GB

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]


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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