SamsungMZ-75E250B
SamsungMZ-7KE256BW

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

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 108,512 user samples
91,488 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 47GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 82GB free
Poor: 70% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 848
17,024 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 192GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 163GB free
Poor: 74% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 848
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
94.8 % -6% 101 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
496 MB/s -2% 507 MB/s +2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
389 MB/s -14% 443 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+14%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
37.9 MB/s Faster random read.
+15%
32.9 MB/s -15%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78.3 MB/s -17% 91.5 MB/s Faster random write.
+17%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
393 MB/s -19% 466 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+19%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.9 MB/s -7% 35.2 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s -2% 529 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
416 MB/s -21% 502 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+21%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
48.2 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+17%
41.2 MB/s -17%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
112 MB/s -16% 130 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+16%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
422 MB/s -22% 514 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.8 MB/s -3% 50.5 MB/s +3%
Market Share
Based on 2,355,258 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
8.9 % Hugely higher market share.
+493%
1.5 % -493%
Value
Value For Money
95.3 % Better value.
+23%
77.5 % -23%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
105 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
96 % -9%
Price
Price (score)
$94 Much cheaper.
+32%
$138 -32%
Age
Newest
27 Months More recent.
+16%
32 Months -16%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
380 MB/s -1% 384 MB/s +1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
285 MB/s -22% 348 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+22%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,178 Pts -7% 1,265 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+7%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
118 MB/s -42% 168 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+42%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
195 MB/s -14% 222 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+14%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
192 MB/s -19% 228 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+19%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
67.4 MB/s -41% 95.2 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+41%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 256GB
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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2017 SSD Rankings.

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Intel Core i7-7700K $310Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $325AMD RX 480 $193Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $235Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
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