SamsungMZ-V6P512BW
IntelSSDPE(D|2)1D480GASX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,530 user samples
25,092 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 354% 442GB free
Worst Bench: 177% 217GB free (System drive)
Poor: 177% Great: 354%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 956
438 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 484% 379GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 274% 194GB free (System drive)
Poor: 274% Great: 484%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
282 % 391 % Much faster effective speed.
+38%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2099 MB/s 2229 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1534 MB/s 1899 MB/s Faster write speed.
+24%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
46.8 MB/s 182 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+289%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
143 MB/s 164 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+15%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
831 MB/s 2126 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+156%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
65.1 MB/s 139 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+114%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1384 MB/s 1609 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+16%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2623 MB/s +3% 2557 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1934 MB/s 2103 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
54.1 MB/s 253 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+368%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
197 MB/s 230 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+17%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
991 MB/s 2392 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+141%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
78.6 MB/s 224 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+185%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1903 MB/s +4% 1825 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,568,611 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.43 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,200%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
276 % Much better value.
+62%
170 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % More popular.
+16%
57 %
Price
Price (score)
$200 Much cheaper.
+64%
$550
Age
Newest
23+ Months 10+ Months Much more recent.
+57%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1315 MB/s 1412 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+7%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1336 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+9%
1221 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,166 Pts 4,646 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+12%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1131 MB/s 1282 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+13%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1037 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+89%
549 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
899 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+73%
521 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
872 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+119%
399 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
512GB 480GB
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The 480 GB Intel Optane 900P is one of the first NVMe PCIe SSDs available, based on Intel’s new Optane memory and 3D XPoint technology. 280GB versions are also available with almost identical performance at a lower price, in line with the reduced capacity. The 480 GB 900P is comes in a half height half length add-in card form and has a PCIe 3.0 x 4 interface. The sequential read and write speeds of 2500 MB/s and 2000 MB/s are the fastest of any consumer SSD on the market today, however this is only 10% ahead of the next best NVMe PCIe SSD based on flash technology, the Samsung 960 Pro. The random 4K read and write speed disparities are far greater, with the 480 GB 900P achieving a whopping four times faster random 4K read speeds than for the 960 Pro. If memory usage is heavily skewed towards random 4K reading, then shifting to the 900P would yield a huge performance boost worthy of the 900P’s high price tag. Access to this latest technology comes at double the cost per gigabyte compared to the 960 Pro. Currently the PCIe interface will be a bottleneck for even greater performance. However, it’s early days for Optane memory and it’s likely that Intel will release higher performing devices in the future as faster bus technologies emerge. [Nov '17 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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