KingstonSH100S3/240G
SamsungMZ-75E250B

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

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND. Release date: Q4 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 319,951 user samples
403 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 180GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 51% 113GB free (System drive)
Poor: 51% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 473rd / 964
319,548 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 81% 140GB free (System drive)
Poor: 81% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 143rd / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
71.8 % 106 % Much faster effective speed.
+47%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
467 MB/s 475 MB/s +2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
232 MB/s 445 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+92%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.1 MB/s 40.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
+54%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78.7 MB/s 99.2 MB/s Faster random write.
+26%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
285 MB/s 375 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+32%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
19 MB/s 53.6 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+182%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
189 MB/s 250 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+32%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s +2% 506 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
282 MB/s 491 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+74%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
34.6 MB/s 48 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+39%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 131 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+12%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
331 MB/s 411 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+24%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.8 MB/s 65.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+56%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
246 MB/s 326 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+33%
Market Share
Based on 9,629,291 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 4.08 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
83 % 115 % Much better value.
+38%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 128 % Hugely more popular.
+106%
Price
Price (score)
$75 Slightly cheaper.
+12%
$85
Age
Newest
88 Months 47 Months Much more recent.
+47%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
302 MB/s 386 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+28%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
255 MB/s 360 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+41%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
988 Pts 1,290 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+31%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
233 MB/s 366 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+57%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
199 MB/s 352 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+77%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
187 MB/s 318 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+70%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
73.5 MB/s 323 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+339%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 250GB
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The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as opposed to regular NAND. Both drives also feature a Turbowrite cache (TWC) which buffers up to 3GB of writes. The TWC enables high burst write speeds but when the cache exhausts write speeds drop to 300 MB/s. Comparing the 850 and 840 Evos shows that effective speed, has improved by 11% and the warranty has been extended from three to five years but prices are also up by 11%. The 850 Evo does put in superb benchmarks (second only to the 850 Pro) but these are only valid within the TWC. At current price levels the 850 Evo struggles to compete with the value leaders[Dec '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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