Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 23,035 user samples
1,934 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 82GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 113GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 118th / 848
21,101 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 161GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 13GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 848
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
85 % -17% 99 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
475 MB/s -6% 505 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
418 MB/s -6% 441 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.6 MB/s -19% 32.8 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
73.4 MB/s -22% 89.7 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
417 MB/s -10% 460 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.7 MB/s -56% 33.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s -3% 530 MB/s +3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s -3% 502 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.8 MB/s -18% 42.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
116 MB/s -12% 130 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
484 MB/s -6% 514 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.9 MB/s -68% 50.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 2,636,844 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % -1,400% 1.5 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
76.3 % +5% 72.9 % -5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % -42% 91 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$105 Cheaper.
$146 -28%
34 Months -3% 33 Months +3%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
363 MB/s -6% 383 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
321 MB/s -7% 342 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,178 Pts -7% 1259 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
65.3 MB/s -153% 165 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
180 MB/s -10% 198 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
191 MB/s -15% 219 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
45.3 MB/s -88% 85.3 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
240GB 256GB

The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]


The 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better performance, albeit marginally, than both the 840 Evo and 840 Pro. Looking at the benchmark figures for the 840 and 850 Pros shows that the effective performance improvement is 10% whereas the 850 Pro beats the 840 Evo by 16%. These drives effectively saturate SATA 3.0 making it difficult to distinguish between them in day-to-day use. At current prices the 850 Pro is prohibitively expensive, prices need to drop by 15% before it approaches the 840 Pro from a value perspective. Samsung may release a value orientated 850 Evo soon, but for now "most" users are better off with the 840 Pro. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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 $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
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