SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
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Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

  

Release date ≈ Q4 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 142,210 user samples
129,270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 238GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 37GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 236th / 1058
12,940 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 218% 238GB free
Worst Bench: 85% 135GB free (System drive)
Poor: 85% Great: 218%
SPEED RANK: 134th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
102 % 158 % Much faster effective speed.
+55%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
474 MB/s 1075 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+127%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
406 MB/s 948 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+133%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.1 MB/s 40.5 MB/s Faster random read.
+22%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.7 MB/s 136 MB/s Much faster random write.
+57%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
337 MB/s 855 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+154%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43.2 MB/s 56.6 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+31%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
355 MB/s 364 MB/s +3%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s 1523 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+195%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
489 MB/s 1256 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+157%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
42 MB/s 56.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+34%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s 206 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+75%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
387 MB/s 1234 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+219%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
55.6 MB/s 81.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+47%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
486 MB/s 621 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+28%
Market Share
Based on 47,212,560 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % Hugely higher market share.
+220%
0.05 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
50 %
Age
Newest
86 Months 57+ Months Much more recent.
+34%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s 905 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+133%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s 1151 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+219%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,270 Pts 3,167 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+149%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s 859 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+141%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
345 MB/s 665 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+93%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
289 MB/s 639 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+121%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
298 MB/s 551 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+85%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 256GB
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