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


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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,481 user samples
8,034 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 108GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 2GB free
Poor: 54% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 136th / 811
447 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 176GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 71GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 811
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.2 % -8% 88.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
486 MB/s 0% 486 MB/s 0%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
341 MB/s -31% 447 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
21.5 MB/s -33%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.7 MB/s -12% 85.7 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
374 MB/s -24% 463 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.9 MB/s -17% 25.7 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
522 MB/s 0% 522 MB/s 0%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
489 MB/s -3% 503 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
26.8 MB/s -36%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s -17% 137 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
508 MB/s 0% 508 MB/s 0%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28.5 MB/s -37% 39 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 1,641,194 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1 % Insanely higher market share.
0 % -∞%
Value For Money
43.9 % +4% 42.1 % -4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60.3 % -1% 60.7 % +1%
Price (score)
$224 Slightly cheaper.
$246 -9%
50 Months -26% 37 Months More recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
374 MB/s +3% 364 MB/s -3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
322 MB/s -8% 349 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,198 Pts -1% 1,213 Pts +1%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
90.1 MB/s -11% 99.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
204 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
185 MB/s -10%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
191 MB/s -3% 196 MB/s +3%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
54.4 MB/s -11% 60.2 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
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]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2016 SSD Rankings.

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