KingstonSH100S3/240G
SamsungMZ-7TE250BW

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2011.

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 76,247 user samples
398 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 180GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 52% 113GB free (System drive)
Poor: 52% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 465th / 959
75,849 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 155GB free (System drive)
Poor: 67% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 163rd / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
71.5 % 96.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+35%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
471 MB/s +1% 468 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
231 MB/s 411 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+78%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26 MB/s 38.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+49%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78 MB/s 89.9 MB/s Faster random write.
+15%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
285 MB/s 342 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+20%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
18.3 MB/s 48.3 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+164%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
189 MB/s +2% 186 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
518 MB/s +2% 507 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
278 MB/s 488 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+76%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
34.6 MB/s 46.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+34%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 122 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
334 MB/s 409 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.3 MB/s 59.8 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+45%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
262 MB/s 294 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+12%
Market Share
Based on 9,142,810 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 1.11 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
32 % 53.7 % Much better value.
+68%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$266 $207 Cheaper.
+22%
Age
Newest
87 Months 63 Months More recent.
+28%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
302 MB/s 383 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+27%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
254 MB/s 356 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+40%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
987 Pts 1269 Pts Stronger server IO.
+29%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
223 MB/s 237 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+6%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
195 MB/s 339 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+74%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
186 MB/s 305 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+64%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
69.2 MB/s 202 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+192%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 250GB
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The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical drive hands down, and still has one of the highest sequential read speeds (517 MB/s) we have ever seen on a SATA SSD. That said a balanced performance profile is critical and the HyperX doesn't fare so well against its younger SSD competitors in the other write orientated benchmark categories. The poor results are explained by the Kingston's Sandforce controller which struggles to deliver incompressible data throughput. With a real world speed of 398.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 728 (bottom 28th percentile) there are far better deals to be had at this time. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2018 SSD Rankings.

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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