OCZVTX4-25SAT3-256G
OCZARC100-25SAT3-240G
$120

Controller: Indilinx Everest 2 IDX400M00-BC. Flash Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2012.

 $120 

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3. Flash Memory: Toshiba A19nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,397 user samples
9,912 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 237GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 101GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 309th / 1055
10,485 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 70GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 50GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 360th / 1055
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
90.6 % +5% 86.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
379 MB/s +3% 368 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
395 MB/s 397 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.4 MB/s Faster random read.
+18%
23.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
89.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
84 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
266 MB/s 297 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
32.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
364 MB/s +2% 357 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
460 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+12%
412 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
466 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
426 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+23%
27.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
128 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+8%
119 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
322 MB/s 325 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
39.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
454 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+11%
410 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 40,205,925 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
11.9 % Better value.
+26%
9.46 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 53 %
Price
Price (score)
$100 Cheaper.
+17%
$120
Age
Newest
107 Months 79 Months More recent.
+26%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
344 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+9%
316 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
355 MB/s +1% 352 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,182 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+7%
1,105 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
338 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+31%
259 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
290 MB/s +2% 285 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
268 MB/s 289 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+8%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
268 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+17%
229 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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