SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
SamsungMZ-7TE120BW

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 231,938 user samples
129,270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 238GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 37GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 236th / 1058
102,668 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 55GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 10GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 298th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
102 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
91.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
474 MB/s +1% 468 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
406 MB/s +0% 405 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.1 MB/s 38.9 MB/s Faster random read.
+18%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.7 MB/s 86.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
337 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
317 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43.2 MB/s 46 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
355 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+163%
135 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s +2% 505 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
489 MB/s +0% 488 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
42 MB/s 45.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s +4% 114 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
387 MB/s 390 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
55.6 MB/s +2% 54.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
486 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+172%
179 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,128,829 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % Slightly higher market share.
+7%
0.14 %
Value
Value For Money
8.1 % Hugely better value.
+88%
4.31 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 54 %
Price
Price (score)
$195 $185 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
Age
Newest
86 Months More recent.
+12%
98 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s +2% 382 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s 362 MB/s +0%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,270 Pts +0% 1,264 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+98%
180 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
345 MB/s +3% 336 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
289 MB/s 298 MB/s +3%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
298 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+87%
159 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 120GB
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