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 241,616 user samples
209,182 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 203GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 215GB free
Poor: 66% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 873
32,434 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 94GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 29GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 59th / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
94.5 % -6% 100 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
496 MB/s -2% 504 MB/s +2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
389 MB/s -14% 445 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+14%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
37.8 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+15%
33 MB/s -15%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78 MB/s -14% 88.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+14%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
395 MB/s -17% 463 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.9 MB/s -7% 35.1 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
518 MB/s -2% 529 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s -21% 503 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+21%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
47.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+10%
43 MB/s -10%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s -18% 129 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+18%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
423 MB/s -22% 514 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.6 MB/s -9% 53.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
Market Share
Based on 4,776,024 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
8.79 % Hugely higher market share.
+737%
1.05 % -737%
Value
Value For Money
103 % Slightly better value.
+12%
91.3 % -12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
126 % More popular.
+29%
98 % -29%
Price
Price (score)
$85 Cheaper.
+23%
$110 -23%
Age
Newest
36 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
41 Months -12%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
379 MB/s -1% 382 MB/s +1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
284 MB/s -21% 344 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+21%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,170 Pts -8% 1,260 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+8%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
122 MB/s -34% 164 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+34%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
196 MB/s -9% 214 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+9%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
183 MB/s -23% 225 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+23%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
64.4 MB/s -40% 90.1 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+40%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 256GB
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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2017 SSD Rankings.

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Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $245AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $210Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
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