OCZVTX4-25SAT3-256G
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 9,451 user samples
4,553 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 105GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 61% 65GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 197th / 959
4,898 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 218GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 38GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 198th / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
90.6 % +0% 90.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
380 MB/s 452 MB/s Faster read speed.
+19%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
388 MB/s 406 MB/s +5%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.4 MB/s 27.8 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
92 MB/s Faster random write.
+23%
75.1 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
261 MB/s +2% 257 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.2 MB/s +4% 32.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
357 MB/s +0% 356 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
462 MB/s 510 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
454 MB/s 478 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+5%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
34 MB/s 36.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
132 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+12%
118 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
314 MB/s +1% 311 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42.2 MB/s 43.5 MB/s +3%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
441 MB/s 469 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 9,141,296 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
31.3 % 101 % Hugely better value.
+221%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 64 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$400 $79 Hugely cheaper.
+80%
Age
Newest
78 Months 52 Months Much more recent.
+33%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
343 MB/s 379 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+10%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
353 MB/s +4% 340 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,182 Pts 1,222 Pts +3%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
338 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+104%
166 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
288 MB/s 305 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+6%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
282 MB/s +4% 271 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
268 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+89%
142 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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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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