SanDiskSDSSDHP-256G-G25
SamsungMZ-7TE250BW

Controller: Marvell 88SS9175. Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC.

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 73,383 user samples
5,655 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 61GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 109GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 364th / 955
67,728 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 215GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 37GB free (System drive)
Poor: 65% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 151st / 955
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
75.4 % 96.2 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
418 MB/s 464 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
326 MB/s 423 MB/s Faster write speed.
+30%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.9 MB/s 38.4 MB/s Much faster random read.
+48%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
73.3 MB/s 89.9 MB/s Faster random write.
+23%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
273 MB/s 350 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+28%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
22 MB/s 48.5 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+120%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
280 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+53%
183 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
477 MB/s 508 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
433 MB/s 488 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+13%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.5 MB/s 46.8 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+44%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
105 MB/s 121 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+15%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
393 MB/s 416 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.9 MB/s 60 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+72%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
428 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+46%
294 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,537,239 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 1.07 % Hugely higher market share.
+613%
Value
Value For Money
57.5 % Slightly better value.
+7%
53.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % +3% 59 %
Price
Price (score)
$139 Much cheaper.
+33%
$207
Age
Newest
66 Months 60 Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
325 MB/s 383 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+18%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
214 MB/s 355 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+66%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
984 Pts 1,268 Pts Stronger server IO.
+29%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
125 MB/s 237 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+90%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
203 MB/s 337 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+66%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
167 MB/s 311 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+86%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
59.6 MB/s 203 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+241%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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The Sandisk Ultra Plus has an above average consumer performance profile and is available at a fantastic price. It's one of the cheapest SSD's we have reviewed and we like it a lot. With a real world speed of 488.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD Total score of 910 points, the Ultra Plus is able to handle consumer workloads reasonably well and enterprise workloads just below average. The slightly below average server performance is primarily due to the Ultra's deep queue 4k write speed which clocked in at just 165 MB/s, considerably below the group average of 241 MB/s. Given that this drive is only a few months old, there is a good chance that its prices will drop even further which would make it an even better value consumer proposition than it already is. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
  • Raw speed comparison - Raw speed readings.
  • Details ordered by value - Detailed performance stats ordered by overall value for money.
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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
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Intel Core i5-8600K $235AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
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