SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
SamsungMZ-7TE120BW

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 289,017 user samples
188,036 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 1TB free
Worst Bench: 64% 72GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 258th / 1058
100,981 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 52GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 37GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 317th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
96.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
90.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
469 MB/s +1% 464 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
399 MB/s 401 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
39.2 MB/s +3% 38.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
87.1 MB/s +4% 84.1 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
347 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+10%
316 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.8 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
45.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
187 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+40%
134 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
507 MB/s +1% 504 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
489 MB/s +0% 488 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
45.5 MB/s 45.7 MB/s +0%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s +2% 113 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
411 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+6%
387 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+7%
54.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
297 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+67%
178 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 45,260,479 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.24 % Much higher market share.
+71%
0.14 %
Value
Value For Money
13.4 % 13.5 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 54 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$90 $40 Much cheaper.
+56%
Age
Newest
96 Months 96 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
383 MB/s +1% 381 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
362 MB/s +0% 361 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,267 Pts +0% 1,260 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
237 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+31%
181 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
333 MB/s +1% 331 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
290 MB/s 292 MB/s +1%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
204 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+29%
158 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 120GB
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The 120GB Evo, like its 250GB sibling, features a second level Turbowrite cache (TWC). This 3GB block of high speed SLC memory allows the Evo to write data at 370 MB/s, nearly double its normal rate. When the TWC is full write speeds drop by around 50% but since consumers generally write less than 3GB in a typical write operation, the performance drop will rarely be noticed. On the other hand, in a server environment this sort of performance degradation would be unacceptable. Comparing the 120GB and 250GB Evos shows that they have similar performance profiles. The performance equivalence between the different capacities, coupled with the fact that their prices are almost linear, implies that both capacities represent roughly the same value for money. Within its TWC, the 120GB Evo is capable of chart topping burst IO rates and it sits squarely amongst the best performing 120GB drives. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]

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