OCZVTX3MI-25SAT3-240G
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. Flash: Toshiba 32nm Toggle Mode. Release date: Q2 2011.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,753 user samples
969 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 93GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 53GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 502nd / 1018
7,784 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 206GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 62% 130GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 269th / 1018
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
75.8 % 90.7 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
382 MB/s 453 MB/s Faster read speed.
+19%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
234 MB/s 405 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+73%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27 MB/s 28.3 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.2 MB/s +3% 74.3 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
266 MB/s +4% 257 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34 MB/s +3% 33.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
194 MB/s 355 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+83%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
439 MB/s 510 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+16%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
276 MB/s 480 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+74%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.3 MB/s 36.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+8%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s 116 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
301 MB/s 315 MB/s +5%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43.3 MB/s +1% 42.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
247 MB/s 472 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+91%
Market Share
Based on 23,816,750 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.03 % Hugely higher market share.
+200%
Value
Value For Money
6.67 % 13.6 % Hugely better value.
+103%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 65 % More popular.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$160 $79 Much cheaper.
+51%
Age
Newest
108 Months 70 Months Much more recent.
+35%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
309 MB/s 378 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+22%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
242 MB/s 340 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+40%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
972 Pts 1,218 Pts Stronger server IO.
+25%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
290 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+76%
165 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
257 MB/s 310 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+21%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
198 MB/s 261 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+32%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
188 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+31%
144 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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This drive is another victim to the Sandforce 2281 controller's relative inability to handle incompressible data. The performance profile shows superb sequential read ability but relatively very poor sequential write and 4k read scores. With a real world speed of 371.4 MB/s and an AS SSD total score of 779 the MAX IOPS version of the Vertex 3 is below average by today's standards and there are significantly better deals available elsewhere. [Feb '12 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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