SamsungMZ-7PD256BW
SamsungMZ-76E250B

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

Controller: Samsung MJX. Memory: Samsung 64 layer TLC V-NAND. Release date: Q1 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 92,127 user samples
34,589 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 238GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 105GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 228th / 992
57,538 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 129% 209GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 166GB free (System drive)
Poor: 73% Great: 129%
SPEED RANK: 171st / 992
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
91.5 % 103 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
454 MB/s 476 MB/s +5%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
357 MB/s 394 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.2 MB/s 38.1 MB/s Faster random read.
+26%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.1 MB/s 94.2 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+12%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
289 MB/s 374 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+29%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.2 MB/s 47.9 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+25%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
284 MB/s 294 MB/s +4%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
509 MB/s 516 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
480 MB/s 492 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.3 MB/s 50.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+38%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 129 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+10%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
355 MB/s 463 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+30%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
46.8 MB/s 67 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+43%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
477 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+30%
366 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,966,448 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.27 % 1.75 % Hugely higher market share.
+548%
Value
Value For Money
78 % 161 % Hugely better value.
+106%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 66 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$120 $52 Much cheaper.
+56%
Age
Newest
77 Months 13 Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
384 MB/s 389 MB/s +1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
333 MB/s 361 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+8%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,222 Pts 1,299 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
175 MB/s 370 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+111%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
334 MB/s 340 MB/s +2%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
256 MB/s 294 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+15%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
139 MB/s 273 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+96%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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