CorsairCSSD-F240GB3-BK
$232
SamsungMZ-7PD128BW
 $232 

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. Memory: Micron Asynchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2011.

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 43,209 user samples
5,792 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 76GB free
Worst Bench: 32% 38GB free (System drive)
Poor: 32% Great: 67%
SPEED RANK: 862nd / 1058
37,417 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 64GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 62% 12GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 332nd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
52.3 % 88.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+70%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
128 MB/s 446 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+248%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
181 MB/s 332 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+83%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.1 MB/s 30.6 MB/s Much faster random read.
+38%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
70 MB/s 81.1 MB/s Faster random write.
+16%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
158 MB/s 267 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+69%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.7 MB/s 35.7 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+29%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
121 MB/s 278 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+130%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
173 MB/s 495 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+186%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
209 MB/s 448 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+114%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.8 MB/s 36.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+26%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 112 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
176 MB/s 329 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+87%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.9 MB/s 44.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+20%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
144 MB/s 434 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+201%
Market Share
Based on 47,179,036 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.05 % Hugely higher market share.
+400%
Value
Value For Money
3.48 % 4.89 % Much better value.
+41%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 54 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$232 $160 Much cheaper.
+31%
Age
Newest
124 Months 107 Months More recent.
+14%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
187 MB/s 376 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+101%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
201 MB/s 326 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+62%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
697 Pts 1,191 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+71%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
160 MB/s +3% 155 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
161 MB/s 327 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+103%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
166 MB/s 243 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+46%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
117 MB/s 122 MB/s +4%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 128GB
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The Corsair Force 3 is one of the slowest SSD's we have seen to date. Its real world speed rating of 305.7 MB/s puts it just above the bottom of the pack. Looking at its server orientated performance just makes matters worse, due to its now dated Sandforce controller which is known to deliver relatively poor incompressible transfer speeds, the Force 3 has the lowest AS-SSD total score (593) we have seen to date. This drive is out-dated and best avoided as a new purchase. Of course as with all the SSD's in the group test, it will still trounce any mechanical hard drive and is not a bad performer in absolute terms. [Feb '13 SSDrivePro]

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The 128GB 840 Pro is a rock solid performer. On release, nearly a year and a half ago, the Pro smashed several speed records. Today, with sequential read/write speeds of 519/438 MBps, the Pro is still one of the fastest SSDs available. One of the Pro's top competitors is Samsungs own, newer 840 Evo. Looking at a raw synthetic speed comparison of the 128GB Pro and Evo is a little misleading. On the face of it the Pro only has a marginal lead over the Evo. This due to the fact that the Evo can only maintain its burst write speed for transfers of up to 3GB, the size of its SLC cache. The Pro on the other hand can sustain higher throughputs indefinitely. The Pro also utilizes MLC which is rated for far more erase cycles than the TLC used in the Evo. Server IO is often continuous and would quickly exhaust the 3GB cache on the Evo but for typical consumer use the Evo will remain within the SLC cache most of the time. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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