SanDiskSDSSDHP-256G-G25
SamsungMZ-7KE256BW

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 36,376 user samples
5,180 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 180GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 180GB free
Poor: 50% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 330th / 873
31,196 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 179GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 96GB free
Poor: 70% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
70.4 % -42% 99.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+42%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
403 MB/s -25% 505 MB/s Faster read speed.
+25%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
297 MB/s -48% 439 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+48%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.9 MB/s -25% 32.5 MB/s Faster random read.
+25%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
69.6 MB/s -27% 88.3 MB/s Faster random write.
+27%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
299 MB/s -54% 459 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+54%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
18 MB/s -96% 35.2 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+96%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
441 MB/s -20% 528 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+20%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
434 MB/s -16% 502 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+16%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.4 MB/s -31% 42.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+31%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
104 MB/s -18% 123 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+18%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
395 MB/s -30% 514 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+30%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
25 MB/s -105% 51.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+105%
Market Share
Based on 5,230,364 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % -729% 1.16 % Hugely higher market share.
+729%
Value
Value For Money
60 % -51% 90.8 % Much better value.
+51%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % -65% 99 % Much more popular.
+65%
Price
Price (score)
$120 -8% $110 Slightly cheaper.
+8%
Age
Newest
60 Months -30% 42 Months Much more recent.
+30%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
307 MB/s -23% 378 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+23%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
212 MB/s -61% 341 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+61%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
950 Pts -31% 1,244 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+31%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
49.9 MB/s -225% 162 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+225%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
161 MB/s -34% 215 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+34%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
152 MB/s -48% 225 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+48%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
33.6 MB/s -172% 91.3 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+172%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 256GB
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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]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2018 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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