SamsungMZ-7PD256BW
OCZVTR1-25SAT3-256G
$240

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

 $240 

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3 IDX500M00-BC. Flash Memory: IMFT Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 24,024 user samples
22,850 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 91GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 188th / 964
1,174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 106GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 191st / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
92.5 % +0% 92.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
457 MB/s 480 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+5%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
360 MB/s 446 MB/s Faster write speed.
+24%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.6 MB/s Much faster random read.
+32%
23.1 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.1 MB/s +0% 85.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
290 MB/s 436 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+50%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+33%
29 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
285 MB/s 375 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+32%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
510 MB/s 522 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
484 MB/s 503 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.6 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+29%
28.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
120 MB/s 130 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+8%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
362 MB/s 506 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+40%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+16%
41.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
478 MB/s +1% 474 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,661,111 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.4 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,900%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
40.8 % 46.8 % Slightly better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
57 %
Price
Price (score)
$289 $240 Cheaper.
+17%
Age
Newest
73 Months 71 Months +3%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
385 MB/s +2% 379 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
335 MB/s 353 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+5%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,229 Pts 1,236 Pts +1%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
175 MB/s 291 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+66%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
338 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+44%
235 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
260 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+9%
238 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
140 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+33%
105 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 256GB
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