SanDiskSDSSDHP-256G-G25
SamsungMZ-75E250B

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 112,339 user samples
3,096 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 232GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 140GB free
Poor: 52% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 301st / 850
109,243 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 157GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 40GB free
Poor: 66% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 850
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
71 % -34% 95.2 % Much faster effective speed.
+34%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
404 MB/s -23% 496 MB/s Faster read speed.
+23%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
315 MB/s -23% 389 MB/s Faster write speed.
+23%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.7 MB/s -49% 38.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
+49%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
69.4 MB/s -14% 79.2 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+14%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
314 MB/s -25% 391 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+25%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.8 MB/s -86% 33.1 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+86%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
440 MB/s -18% 517 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+18%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
429 MB/s +3% 417 MB/s -3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33 MB/s -45% 48 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+45%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
108 MB/s -3% 111 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
398 MB/s -6% 422 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
25.1 MB/s -93% 48.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+93%
Market Share
Based on 2,859,716 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.24 % -3,662% 9.03 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,662%
Value
Value For Money
64.6 % -42% 92.1 % Much better value.
+42%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % -76% 111 % Much more popular.
+76%
Price
Price (score)
$110 -10% $99 Slightly cheaper.
+10%
Age
Newest
52 Months -44% 29 Months Much more recent.
+44%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
313 MB/s -20% 375 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+20%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
212 MB/s -34% 285 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+34%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
964 Pts -21% 1,169 Pts Stronger server IO.
+21%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
49.7 MB/s -139% 119 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+139%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
150 MB/s -33% 199 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+33%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
150 MB/s -27% 191 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+27%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
32.7 MB/s -108% 68 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+108%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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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]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2017 SSD Rankings.

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