KingstonSH103S3/240G
SamsungMZ-75E250B

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2012.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 852,528 user samples
24,978 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 97GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 200GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 487th / 1058
827,550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 53GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 64GB free (System drive)
Poor: 73% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 229th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
78.9 % 103 % Much faster effective speed.
+30%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
370 MB/s 471 MB/s Faster read speed.
+27%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
238 MB/s 428 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+80%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.8 MB/s 39.5 MB/s Faster random read.
+28%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
79.6 MB/s 93 MB/s Faster random write.
+17%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
272 MB/s 371 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+36%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.5 MB/s 51.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+31%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
175 MB/s 246 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+41%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
444 MB/s 507 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+14%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
282 MB/s 490 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+74%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
38.4 MB/s 47.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+24%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
112 MB/s 124 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+11%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
319 MB/s 416 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+30%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
50.3 MB/s 64.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+28%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
218 MB/s 327 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+50%
Market Share
Based on 47,277,618 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 1.18 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,850%
Value
Value For Money
12.9 % 13.3 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 55 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$70 Cheaper.
+30%
$100
Age
Newest
113 Months 81 Months More recent.
+28%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
296 MB/s 386 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+30%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
268 MB/s 362 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+35%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
988 Pts 1,284 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+30%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
293 MB/s 369 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+26%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
254 MB/s 344 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+35%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
207 MB/s 297 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+43%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
221 MB/s 310 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+40%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 250GB
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