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


Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3 IDX500M00-BC. Flash Memory: IMFT Synchronous 25nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,705 user samples
20,836 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 207GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 92GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 159th / 911
869 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 106GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 91st / 911
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
84.6 % 92.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
494 MB/s +0% 493 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
366 MB/s 457 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.9 MB/s Faster random read.
23.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78.8 MB/s 86.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
398 MB/s 467 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
22.4 MB/s 28.1 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
523 MB/s 523 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
496 MB/s 503 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
28.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
112 MB/s 131 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
509 MB/s +0% 507 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28.9 MB/s 40.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 6,060,410 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.34 % Insanely higher market share.
0.01 %
Value For Money
37.2 % 47.1 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % Slightly more popular.
56 %
Price (score)
$290 $240 Cheaper.
65 Months 63 Months +3%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
368 MB/s 378 MB/s +3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
322 MB/s 348 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,185 Pts 1,231 Pts +4%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
90.4 MB/s 120 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
195 MB/s 212 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
194 MB/s 226 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
53 MB/s 74.7 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
256GB 256GB

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]


This is the first solid state drive to feature OCZ's in-house Indilinx Barefoot 3 (IDX500M00-BC) controller and what a debut it proved to be. OCZ still use third party memory (Intel Micron Synchronous 25nm MLC) so unlike the Samsung 840 Pro the Vector is not built 100% in house. There have been several SSDs released recently, each slightly besting the other in some small corner of benchmark space. First the Corsiar Neutron GTX, then the Samsung 840 Pro and now the Vector which currently holds the crown for sequential write and 4K write. In terms of overall performance the Vector achieved a real world speed of 578.8 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 1243 both are spectacular results that firmly place the vector amongst the top two or three performance SSD's currently available. In terms of raw performance the only alternative is the Samsung 840 Pro[Jun '13 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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