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 2535 user samples
821 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 140% 146GB free
Worst Score: 46% 33GB free
Worst: 46% Best: 140%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 551
1714 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 133% 160GB free
Worst Score: 32% 61GB free
Worst: 32% Best: 133%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 551
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
493 MB/s +3% 477 MB/s -3%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
393 MB/s Faster write speed.
341 MB/s -15%
4K Read?
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.6 MB/s -21% 34.6 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write?
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71.7 MB/s Faster random write.
55.8 MB/s -28%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
411 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
315 MB/s -30%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
19.3 MB/s -12%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
525 MB/s +3% 510 MB/s -3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
497 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
377 MB/s -32%
4K Read?
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.4 MB/s -25% 45.6 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write?
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
90 MB/s -31%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
509 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
356 MB/s -43%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
26.5 MB/s -7%
Value For Money
100 % Slightly better value.
88.9 % -13%
User Rating?
UBM User Rating
81 % Slightly more popular.
77 % -5%
Price (score)
$138 0% $138 0%
Effective Speed?
Effective SSD Speed
484 MB/s Slightly faster effective speed.
440 MB/s -10%
26 Months -35% 17 Months Much more recent.
DQ Read?
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
378 MB/s +3% 368 MB/s -3%
DQ Write?
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
316 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
259 MB/s -22%
AS-SSD Total?
AS-SSD Total Score
1,201 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
1,100 Pts -9%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
89.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
83.2 MB/s -8%
ADQ Read?
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
217 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
193 MB/s -12%
ADQ Write?
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
198 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
157 MB/s -26%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
55.8 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
49.4 MB/s -13%
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 User Rankings Chart

December 2014 SSD Rankings

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. Vote to share your opinion. [SSDrivePro]

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