Release date ≈ Q3 2017.


Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC NAND. Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 32,695 user samples
15,641 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 71GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 33% 33GB free (System drive)
Poor: 33% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 620th / 1011
17,054 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 119GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 30GB free (System drive)
Poor: 52% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 321st / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
68.1 % 86.2 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
411 MB/s 473 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
304 MB/s 331 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.6 MB/s 30.4 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
62.4 MB/s 81.1 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
264 MB/s 328 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
25.6 MB/s 40.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
223 MB/s 239 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
496 MB/s 515 MB/s +4%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
447 MB/s 450 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
39.6 MB/s 40.2 MB/s +2%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
107 MB/s 119 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
414 MB/s 437 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.9 MB/s 55.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
426 MB/s +3% 413 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 19,367,628 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.28 % Hugely higher market share.
0.14 %
Value For Money
14.6 % 19.1 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 59 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$49 $25 Much cheaper.
25+ Months Much more recent.
38 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
234 MB/s 270 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
319 MB/s 353 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
973 Pts 1,076 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
233 MB/s 237 MB/s +2%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
135 MB/s 155 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
183 MB/s 254 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
125 MB/s 149 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
240GB 128GB

The advertised read and write speed is nowhere near the ACTUAL read and write speed. Luckily I got them on clearance at Fry's for $30, which is what they should be priced at. [Apr '19 woxozzPC]


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