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

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. NAND: Micron 20nm Synchronous MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 215,777 user samples
214,431 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 113GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 181GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 74th / 873
1,346 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 84GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 218th / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
92.9 % Faster effective speed.
79.2 % -17%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
495 MB/s +0% 494 MB/s -0%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
390 MB/s Much faster write speed.
291 MB/s -34%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
37 MB/s Much faster random read.
23.5 MB/s -57%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.4 MB/s +0% 76.3 MB/s -0%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
396 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
360 MB/s -10%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
26.6 MB/s -20%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s -1% 524 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
304 MB/s -37%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.9 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
29.2 MB/s -61%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
108 MB/s -5% 113 MB/s +5%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
422 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
383 MB/s -10%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
35.7 MB/s -32%
Market Share
Based on 4,734,658 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
8.76 % Insanely higher market share.
0.03 % -29,100%
Value For Money
98.2 % Much better value.
55.6 % -77%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
126 % Hugely more popular.
62 % -103%
Price (score)
$88 Much cheaper.
$156 -43%
36 Months Slightly more recent.
40 Months -10%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
371 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
281 MB/s -32%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
283 MB/s 0% 283 MB/s 0%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,156 Pts Stronger server IO.
974 Pts -19%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
121 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
72.7 MB/s -66%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
178 MB/s +3% 173 MB/s -3%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
175 MB/s -15% 201 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
64.5 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
47.9 MB/s -35%
250GB 256GB

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 256GB Transcend SSD370 sports a Silicon Motion (SM2246EN) controller coupled with Micron 20nm synchronous MLC NAND. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 520/290 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 29/116 the SSD370 has an effective speed which is amongst the bottom 25% of ~250GB drives. The effective speed is weighed down by a relatively weak sequential write speed of just 290 MBps. The performance highlight for the SSD370 is its ability to deal with mixed 4k IO which is arguably one of the best real world indicators. At current prices the SSD370 can't compete as there are both cheaper and faster alternatives on the market but prices are almost certain to drop at which time the SSD370 will fare far better in terms of value. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 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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