Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Memory: Micron 20nm MLC. Release date ≈ Q3 2014.


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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 45,058 user samples
24,379 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 222GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 105GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 645th / 1058
20,679 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 61% 110GB free
Worst Bench: 32% 30GB free (System drive)
Poor: 32% Great: 61%
SPEED RANK: 884th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
70.3 % Much faster effective speed.
48.4 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
331 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
152 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
217 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
112 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.2 MB/s Faster random read.
22.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
87.3 MB/s Faster random write.
68.5 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
236 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
128 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
26.4 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
135 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
89.1 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
392 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
185 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
264 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
126 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.8 MB/s Faster peak random read.
28.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
111 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
105 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
274 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
142 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
33.9 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
166 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
102 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,336,504 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % Hugely higher market share.
0.02 %
Value For Money
5.38 % Much better value.
3.38 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 51 %
Price (score)
$193 $109 Much cheaper.
85+ Months Much more recent.
124 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
216 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
144 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
258 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
125 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
837 Pts Much stronger server IO.
541 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
201 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
120 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
159 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
119 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
201 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
107 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
163 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
90.4 MB/s
240GB 120GB

Write speed is only about 180-200 MB/s, not 500 as manufacturer says.. [Oct '18 Drezik99]


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