SamsungMZ-7PC256B/WW
$261
HyperXSHFS37A/120G
 $261 

Controller: Samsung 3-core MCX. NAND: Samsung 27nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date: Q4 2011.

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Memory: Micron 20nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 33,433 user samples
24,542 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 212GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 33GB free (System drive)
Poor: 51% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 632nd / 1058
8,891 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 100GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 744th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
71.1 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
63.9 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
447 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+31%
340 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
286 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+113%
134 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
21 MB/s 26.6 MB/s Faster random read.
+27%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
58.8 MB/s 85.2 MB/s Much faster random write.
+45%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
251 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+43%
176 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.9 MB/s 33.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+36%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
270 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+182%
95.7 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
497 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+13%
441 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
384 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+143%
158 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
23.8 MB/s 34.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+44%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
74.1 MB/s 112 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+51%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
299 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+42%
210 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29 MB/s 44.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+52%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
390 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+231%
118 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,035,251 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+167%
Value
Value For Money
4.56 % Much better value.
+36%
3.35 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 54 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$261 $160 Much cheaper.
+39%
Age
Newest
119 Months 87 Months More recent.
+27%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
296 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+151%
118 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
108 MB/s 154 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+43%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
781 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+35%
579 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
157 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+26%
125 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
256 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+176%
92.6 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
89.5 MB/s 129 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+44%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
129 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+33%
97.2 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 120GB
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Almost two years old, the Samsung 830 is one of the oldest SSD's in the group test. The 830 has a reasonably consistent performance profile scoring slightly above average (446 MB/s) for real world use and slightly below average for server use. In all probability the 830 is nearing its end of life and as a result is retailing for approx £50 more than it was just a few months ago. Owners of this drive should feel no pressure to upgrade as the real world performance gains will not be significant but people looking to make a new purchase should steer clear as at its current price of £180 there are far better deals to be had elsewhere. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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The Kingston HyperX Fury has the same controller as its HyperX 3K sibling; the only difference between the two drives is the use of cheaper Micron 20nm NAND in the newer Fury. Comparing the performance differences between the HyperX Fury and 3K shows that the newer 20nm NAND results in an effective performance decrease of around 30% for a price saving of just 12%. The Fury was never aimed at the high performance sector of the market but given the known compressible performance weaknesses of its Sandforce 2281 controller and its relatively non-budget price tag, the 120GB Fury will struggle to find rational takers in today's market. There are far better value alternatives available for just a few more dollars. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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