Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 140,197 user samples
133,851 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 63GB free
Poor: 68% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 63rd / 853
6,346 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 183GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 81GB free
Poor: 47% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 363rd / 853
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
95 % Much faster effective speed.
67.7 % -40%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
499 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
462 MB/s -8%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
390 MB/s Much faster write speed.
293 MB/s -33%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
37.8 MB/s Much faster random read.
22.7 MB/s -67%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.5 MB/s Much faster random write.
58.8 MB/s -32%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
395 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
304 MB/s -30%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.2 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
16.5 MB/s -101%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
485 MB/s -7%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
416 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
337 MB/s -23%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
47.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
28 MB/s -69%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s Faster peak random write.
84 MB/s -30%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
422 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
339 MB/s -24%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
24.3 MB/s -99%
Market Share
Based on 3,088,444 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
9.53 % Insanely higher market share.
0.75 % -1,171%
Value For Money
91.2 % Better value.
73.1 % -25%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
113 % Much more popular.
63 % -79%
Price (score)
$100 -6% $94 Slightly cheaper.
30 Months -60% 12 Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
378 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
230 MB/s -64%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
284 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
222 MB/s -28%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,169 Pts Much stronger server IO.
806 Pts -45%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
118 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
40.3 MB/s -193%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
198 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
119 MB/s -66%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
190 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
139 MB/s -37%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
67.6 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
24.7 MB/s -174%
250GB 275GB

The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as opposed to regular NAND. Both drives also feature a Turbowrite cache (TWC) which buffers up to 3GB of writes. The TWC enables high burst write speeds but when the cache exhausts write speeds drop to 300 MB/s. Comparing the 850 and 840 Evos shows that effective speed, has improved by 11% and the warranty has been extended from three to five years but prices are also up by 11%. The 850 Evo does put in superb benchmarks (second only to the 850 Pro) but these are only valid within the TWC. At current price levels the 850 Evo struggles to compete with the value leaders[Dec '14 SSDrivePro]


The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]


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

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust 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. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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Intel Core i7-7700K $307Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $278AMD RX 480 $608Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $130
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