SamsungMZ-75E120B
KingstonSH103S3/120G

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND. Release date: Q4 2014.

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 115,290 user samples
69,224 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 111GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 273rd / 1072
46,066 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 47GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 21GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 593rd / 1072
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
96 % Faster effective speed.
+30%
74.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
459 MB/s Faster read speed.
+25%
366 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
431 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+124%
192 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38.9 MB/s Faster random read.
+29%
30.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
91.2 MB/s Faster random write.
+13%
80.4 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
358 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+56%
229 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
50.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
38.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
168 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+18%
142 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
508 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+16%
438 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
489 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+117%
225 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
47.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+26%
37.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
127 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+14%
111 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
416 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+59%
262 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
62.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+30%
48.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
190 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+12%
170 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 75,174,680 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % Much higher market share.
+33%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
8.46 % Slightly better value.
+9%
7.74 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
53 %
Price
Price (score)
$80 $64 Cheaper.
+20%
Age
Newest
111 Months More recent.
+22%
143 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
386 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+56%
248 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+67%
216 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,286 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+51%
851 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
364 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+80%
202 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
338 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+67%
203 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
294 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+68%
175 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
302 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+88%
161 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 120GB
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