OCZVTR150-25SAT3-240G
$246
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G
 $246 

Controller: OCZ Barefoot 3 M00. Flash: Toshiba 19nm (1st gen) MLC NAND. Release date: Q4 2013.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,896 user samples
1,023 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 177GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 63% 119GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 204th / 964
4,873 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 82GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 58% 38GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 194th / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
90.5 % 91.4 % +1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
480 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+5%
455 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
450 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+11%
406 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
21.4 MB/s 28.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
+31%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
83.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+11%
75.4 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
449 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+73%
259 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.4 MB/s 33.2 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+21%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
380 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+6%
358 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
521 MB/s +2% 512 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
502 MB/s +4% 481 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27 MB/s 36.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+36%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
131 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+11%
118 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
509 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+62%
314 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.2 MB/s 43.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
477 MB/s +1% 473 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,676,942 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.1 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
42.9 % 102 % Hugely better value.
+137%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 64 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$246 $79 Much cheaper.
+68%
Age
Newest
60 Months 53 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
365 MB/s 379 MB/s +4%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
354 MB/s +4% 340 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,214 Pts 1,223 Pts +1%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
310 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+87%
166 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
224 MB/s 309 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+38%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
236 MB/s 276 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+17%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
100 MB/s 143 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+43%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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Comparing the 150 to the original Vector is disappointing, the newer 150 actually offers marginally worse performance than its predecessor. A strange result but verified (at least partly) by figures on OCZ's own website: 100K 4K read IOPS for the Vector vs 90K 4K read IOPS for the 150. The newer 150 comes with a 5 year warranty which covers 50GB/day vs. the original Vectors 20GB/day but even this should be taken with a pinch of salt considering that the OCZ stock price is currently trading at around seven cents per share, an all time low. Despite the fact that new Vector 150 performs worse than its predecessor it's still a very competent performer and if prices drop, it has the potential to become a decent value proposition. In the meantime however there are far better deals available elsewhere.  [Dec '13 SSDrivePro]

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The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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