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SamsungMZ-76P256BW

Release date ≈ Q4 2016.

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Controller: Samsung MJX. Memory: Samsung 64 layer MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q1 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 6,546 user samples
2,879 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 139GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 74% 443GB free (System drive)
Poor: 74% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 244th / 1016
3,667 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 132% 145GB free
Worst Bench: 80% 102GB free (System drive)
Poor: 80% Great: 132%
SPEED RANK: 175th / 1016
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
93 % 110 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
392 MB/s 476 MB/s Faster read speed.
+21%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s 428 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.8 MB/s 37.6 MB/s Much faster random read.
+52%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
93.1 MB/s +0% 92.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
345 MB/s 401 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.5 MB/s 48.4 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+29%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
365 MB/s 402 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+10%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
429 MB/s 516 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+20%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
480 MB/s 490 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.6 MB/s 45.9 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+60%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
122 MB/s 128 MB/s +5%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
382 MB/s 447 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43.9 MB/s 61.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+39%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
452 MB/s 486 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 21,457,314 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.07 % Hugely higher market share.
+600%
Value
Value For Money
17.7 % Slightly better value.
+10%
16.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 57 % Slightly more popular.
+12%
Price
Price (score)
$250 $86 Much cheaper.
+65%
Age
Newest
39+ Months 23 Months Much more recent.
+41%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
366 MB/s 390 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+7%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
326 MB/s 360 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+10%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,169 Pts 1,290 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+10%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
343 MB/s 367 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+7%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
320 MB/s 328 MB/s +2%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
281 MB/s 297 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+6%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
295 MB/s 299 MB/s +1%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 256GB
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The 860 Pro is Samsung’s latest consumer-grade SATA SSD flagship, superseding the popular, but now three years old, 850 Pro. Like the 850 Pro, the 860 Pro is based on Samsung’s proprietary and revolutionary (at the time), MLC V-NAND (3D). A 10% price premium over the 256 GB 850 Pro will purchase the 256 GB 860 Pro which has an impressive 16% faster effective speed. This is achieved via an updated controller (MJX) and 64 layers of V-NAND (versus 32 layers per the 850 Pro). The 860 Pro has sequential speeds of up to 540 MB/s which almost completely saturate its SATA 3.0 interface. These peak levels of performance are slightly higher, but still comparable to the peak performance of the 860 Evo before its SLC write cache (12 GB on the 250 GB Evo) is saturated, making the 860 Evo (at around 30% cheaper) a more economical choice for users who rarely write more than 12 GB at a time. There are also reliability improvements compared to the 850 generation with Samsung now offering a warranty of 300 TBW (terabytes written) for the 256 GB 860 Pro, compared to 150 TBW for the 256 GB 850 Pro. Thanks to higher density NAND, the 860 Pro is also available in a 4 TB variant, whereas previously 2 TB was the largest capacity for a Samsung SATA MLC SSD.  [Feb '18 SSDrivePro]

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