Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date ≈ Q4 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 22,229 user samples
18,428 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 443GB free
Worst Bench: 80% 790GB free (System drive)
Poor: 80% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 164th / 1003
3,801 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 759GB free
Worst Bench: 83% 941GB free
Poor: 83% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 168th / 1003
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
110 % +2% 108 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
484 MB/s 488 MB/s +1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
427 MB/s 433 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
34.5 MB/s +3% 33.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
91.8 MB/s 94.8 MB/s +3%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
400 MB/s +2% 394 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
49.3 MB/s +3% 48 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
415 MB/s +0% 414 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s 517 MB/s +0%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
472 MB/s 480 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
40.6 MB/s 41 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
120 MB/s 124 MB/s +3%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
436 MB/s +0% 434 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
59.4 MB/s +0% 59.2 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
463 MB/s 469 MB/s +1%
Market Share
Based on 15,791,568 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.6 % Hugely higher market share.
0.18 %
Value For Money
284 % 300 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % Much more popular.
56 %
Price (score)
$108 $100 Slightly cheaper.
18+ Months Much more recent.
34 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
389 MB/s 389 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
362 MB/s 362 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1269 Pts 1,275 Pts +0%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
309 MB/s +2% 303 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
339 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
298 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
305 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
290 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
270 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
178 MB/s

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