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

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 24,410 user samples
23,995 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 222GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 33GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 658th / 1058
415 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 72GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 31GB free (System drive)
Poor: 43% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 783rd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
69.7 % Faster effective speed.
60 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
331 MB/s 398 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
215 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
112 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.1 MB/s +4% 25 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
85.5 MB/s Faster random write.
73.3 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
235 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
168 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
24 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
135 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
101 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
394 MB/s 495 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
264 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
127 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33 MB/s 34.6 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
112 MB/s +3% 109 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
271 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
184 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
40.1 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
167 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
110 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 46,993,669 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % Insanely higher market share.
0 %
Value For Money
5.34 % Much better value.
3.36 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % +2% 50 %
Price (score)
$193 $110 Much cheaper.
85+ Months Slightly more recent.
92+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
215 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
196 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
838 Pts Stronger server IO.
666 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
198 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
148 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
159 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
138 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
199 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
107 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
164 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
87.2 MB/s
240GB 90GB

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


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