SamsungMZ-7PD256BW
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 40,261 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
5,672 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 192GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 57% 19GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 231st / 992
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
91.5 % +0% 91.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
454 MB/s 457 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
357 MB/s 412 MB/s Faster write speed.
+15%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.2 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
28.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.1 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+10%
76.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
289 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+12%
258 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.2 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+16%
32.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
284 MB/s 357 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+26%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
509 MB/s 512 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
480 MB/s 482 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.3 MB/s 36.4 MB/s +0%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 120 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
355 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
302 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
46.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+7%
43.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
477 MB/s +1% 474 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,966,448 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.27 % Hugely higher market share.
+350%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
78 % 101 % Better value.
+30%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 64 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$120 $79 Much cheaper.
+34%
Age
Newest
77 Months 57 Months More recent.
+26%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
384 MB/s +2% 378 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
333 MB/s 339 MB/s +2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,222 Pts 1,222 Pts +0%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
175 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+6%
165 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
334 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+9%
307 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
256 MB/s 269 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+5%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
139 MB/s 145 MB/s +4%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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