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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,705 user samples
14,224 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 205GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 7GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 156th / 853
2,481 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 124GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 110th / 853
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.5 % -5% 86.3 % +5%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
489 MB/s +1% 483 MB/s -1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
343 MB/s -22% 420 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
29.1 MB/s +3% 28.2 MB/s -3%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.6 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
73.3 MB/s -6%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
379 MB/s -11% 421 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.8 MB/s -5% 22.8 MB/s +5%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
523 MB/s +2% 515 MB/s -2%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
491 MB/s -0% 492 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.3 MB/s +1% 36.1 MB/s -1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
116 MB/s -2% 118 MB/s +2%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
508 MB/s +5% 484 MB/s -5%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28.6 MB/s -3% 29.6 MB/s +3%
Market Share
Based on 3,088,444 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.72 % Hugely higher market share.
0.3 % -140%
Value For Money
38.5 % -101% 77.5 % Hugely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % -2% 64 % +2%
Price (score)
$268 -61% $105 Much cheaper.
56 Months -36% 36 Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
369 MB/s +2% 362 MB/s -2%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
318 MB/s 0% 318 MB/s 0%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,186 Pts +1% 1,176 Pts -1%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
89.6 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
65 MB/s -38%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
197 MB/s -1% 199 MB/s +1%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
186 MB/s +4% 178 MB/s -4%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
54.1 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
48.6 MB/s -11%
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]


The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2017 SSD Rankings.

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