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

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 32,206 user samples
8,034 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 108GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 2GB free
Poor: 54% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 136th / 811
24,172 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 90GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 64GB free
Poor: 57% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 175th / 811
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.2 % +3% 79.5 % -3%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
486 MB/s +1% 482 MB/s -1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
341 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
311 MB/s -10%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.5 MB/s -29% 36.7 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.7 MB/s Much faster random write.
58.8 MB/s -30%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
374 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
323 MB/s -16%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.9 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
20.8 MB/s -5%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
522 MB/s +2% 510 MB/s -2%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
489 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
351 MB/s -39%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.4 MB/s -27% 46.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
86.1 MB/s -36%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
508 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
356 MB/s -43%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28.5 MB/s +4% 27.4 MB/s -4%
Market Share
Based on 1,641,194 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1 % -210% 3.1 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
43.9 % -67% 73.1 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60.3 % Slightly more popular.
56 % -8%
Price (score)
$224 -53% $106 Much cheaper.
50 Months -18% 41 Months More recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
374 MB/s +1% 369 MB/s -1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
322 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
241 MB/s -34%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,198 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
1,077 Pts -11%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
90.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
84.2 MB/s -7%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
204 MB/s +2% 200 MB/s -2%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
191 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
156 MB/s -22%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
54.4 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
50.4 MB/s -8%
256GB 250GB

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]


The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]


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

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