OCZVTX4-25SAT3-256G
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G

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

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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 15,215 user samples
7,815 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 66GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 63% 105GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 292nd / 1026
7,400 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 187GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 62% 86GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 285th / 1026
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
89.5 % 89.9 % +0%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
380 MB/s 455 MB/s Faster read speed.
+20%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
391 MB/s 408 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.4 MB/s 28 MB/s +2%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
87.8 MB/s Faster random write.
+22%
72 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
265 MB/s +2% 260 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34 MB/s +4% 32.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
355 MB/s +0% 354 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
459 MB/s 509 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+11%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
468 MB/s 480 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.6 MB/s 36 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
128 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+12%
114 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
319 MB/s +2% 314 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.7 MB/s 42.8 MB/s +3%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
452 MB/s 474 MB/s +5%
Market Share
Based on 26,501,491 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % Much higher market share.
+50%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
11.8 % 13.4 % Better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 65 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$100 $79 Cheaper.
+21%
Age
Newest
97 Months 71 Months More recent.
+27%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
344 MB/s 376 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+9%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
355 MB/s +4% 340 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,182 Pts 1,213 Pts +3%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
342 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+107%
165 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
291 MB/s 308 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+6%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
269 MB/s +2% 263 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
271 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+86%
146 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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