SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
OCZARC100-25SAT3-240G
$120

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

 $120 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 82,641 user samples
77,605 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 179GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 44GB free (System drive)
Poor: 67% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 964
5,036 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 190GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 266th / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
96.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
85.9 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
465 MB/s Faster read speed.
+28%
363 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s +5% 399 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38.6 MB/s Much faster random read.
+69%
22.9 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88 MB/s +2% 86.6 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
348 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+18%
294 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+49%
32.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
185 MB/s 351 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+90%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
508 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+25%
406 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
490 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+16%
424 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+66%
28 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
123 MB/s 130 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
414 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+29%
321 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
59.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+48%
40.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
295 MB/s 408 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 9,689,751 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.14 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,529%
0.07 %
Value
Value For Money
55.1 % 69.8 % Better value.
+27%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 61 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$199 $120 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
64 Months 51 Months More recent.
+20%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
384 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+22%
316 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
359 MB/s +2% 351 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,276 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+14%
1,115 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
237 MB/s 258 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+9%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
337 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+24%
271 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
311 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+7%
291 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
207 MB/s 216 MB/s +4%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 240GB
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The 240GB OCZ ARC has a solid performance profile with particularly strong 4K speeds. The ARC is positioned below both OCZ's enthusiast Vector 150 and the mainstream Vertex 460 but based on hardware specs there is very little separating the drives (newer NAND on the ARC). Comparing the Vertex 460 and ARC shows that the ARC lags particularly in terms of sequential write speed but the overall difference in effective speed is marginal. The broad performance equivalence coupled with the fact that the Vertex 460 is available at the same price point makes the 240GB ARC somewhat redundant for the time being. Given that the ARC is relatively new, prices are likely to drop significantly over the coming months at which point the ARC may make more sense. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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