SamsungMZ-7PD256BW
SamsungMZ-7KE256BW

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 70,541 user samples
24,220 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 54GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 116GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 178th / 956
46,321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 132GB free
Worst Bench: 78% 107GB free (System drive)
Poor: 78% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 141st / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
92.1 % 105 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
455 MB/s 475 MB/s +4%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
362 MB/s 417 MB/s Faster write speed.
+15%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.3 MB/s 34.1 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+13%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
85.4 MB/s 97 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+14%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
291 MB/s 340 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.4 MB/s 45.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+18%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
286 MB/s 364 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+27%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
511 MB/s 517 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
487 MB/s 490 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.5 MB/s 44.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+22%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s 130 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+10%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
359 MB/s 382 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.4 MB/s 58.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+21%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
473 MB/s 480 MB/s +1%
Market Share
Based on 8,569,289 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.31 % 0.66 % Hugely higher market share.
+113%
Value
Value For Money
41.7 % 71.5 % Much better value.
+71%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 95 % Much more popular.
+51%
Price
Price (score)
$279 $163 Much cheaper.
+42%
Age
Newest
71 Months 50 Months More recent.
+30%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
385 MB/s 388 MB/s +1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
332 MB/s 354 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+7%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,225 Pts 1,280 Pts +5%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
175 MB/s 358 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+105%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
335 MB/s 344 MB/s +3%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
265 MB/s 305 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+15%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
138 MB/s 303 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+120%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 256GB
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