SamsungMZ-7PD256BW
SamsungMZ-7TE250BW

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 99,253 user samples
25,421 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 151GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 97GB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 181st / 959
73,832 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 127GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 164th / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
92.4 % 95.5 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
455 MB/s 463 MB/s +2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
357 MB/s 415 MB/s Faster write speed.
+16%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.3 MB/s 38.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+26%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.2 MB/s 89.5 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
292 MB/s 342 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.6 MB/s 48.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+25%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
290 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+63%
178 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
510 MB/s +1% 507 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
487 MB/s 487 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.6 MB/s 46.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+27%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s 121 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
360 MB/s 411 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+14%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.6 MB/s 59.6 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+25%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
474 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+62%
293 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,162,958 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.35 % 1.14 % Hugely higher market share.
+226%
Value
Value For Money
46.5 % 53.2 % Slightly better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$242 $207 Slightly cheaper.
+15%
Age
Newest
72 Months 63 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
386 MB/s +1% 382 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
326 MB/s 355 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+9%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,220 Pts 1,265 Pts +4%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
175 MB/s 237 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+35%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
338 MB/s +0% 337 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
260 MB/s 303 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+17%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
141 MB/s 200 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+42%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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