SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
KingstonSH100S3/240G

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q3 2013.

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 76,247 user samples
75,849 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 155GB free (System drive)
Poor: 67% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 163rd / 959
398 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 180GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 52% 113GB free (System drive)
Poor: 52% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 465th / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
96.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+35%
71.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
468 MB/s 471 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
411 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+78%
231 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+49%
26 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
89.9 MB/s Faster random write.
+15%
78 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
342 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+20%
285 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.3 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+164%
18.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
186 MB/s 189 MB/s +2%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
507 MB/s 518 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+76%
278 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+34%
34.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
122 MB/s +4% 117 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
409 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
334 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
59.8 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+45%
41.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
294 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+12%
262 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,142,170 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.12 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
Value
Value For Money
53.7 % Much better value.
+68%
32 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 62 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
Price
Price (score)
$207 Cheaper.
+22%
$266
Age
Newest
63 Months More recent.
+28%
87 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
383 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+27%
302 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
356 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+40%
254 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1269 Pts Stronger server IO.
+29%
987 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
237 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+6%
223 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
339 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+74%
195 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
305 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+64%
186 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
202 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+192%
69.2 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 240GB
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The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical drive hands down, and still has one of the highest sequential read speeds (517 MB/s) we have ever seen on a SATA SSD. That said a balanced performance profile is critical and the HyperX doesn't fare so well against its younger SSD competitors in the other write orientated benchmark categories. The poor results are explained by the Kingston's Sandforce controller which struggles to deliver incompressible data throughput. With a real world speed of 398.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 728 (bottom 28th percentile) there are far better deals to be had at this time. [Apr '13 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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