SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
SamsungMZ-7TE250BW

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 124,350 user samples
49,734 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 152GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 147GB free (System drive)
Poor: 72% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 153rd / 976
74,616 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 429GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 72GB free (System drive)
Poor: 66% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 178th / 976
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
104 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
95.9 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
471 MB/s +2% 464 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
414 MB/s 415 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
34.3 MB/s 38.7 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+13%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
96.6 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
89.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
341 MB/s 347 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.1 MB/s 48.4 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
356 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+90%
187 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s +2% 507 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s 488 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
44 MB/s 46.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+5%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
131 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
122 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
385 MB/s 422 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+10%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
57.7 MB/s 59.3 MB/s +3%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
479 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+62%
296 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 10,387,541 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.53 % 1.12 % Hugely higher market share.
+111%
Value
Value For Money
70.8 % Better value.
+29%
55 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % Much more popular.
+63%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$163 Cheaper.
+18%
$199
Age
Newest
53 Months More recent.
+18%
65 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s +2% 382 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
353 MB/s 354 MB/s +0%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,279 Pts +1% 1,265 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+51%
237 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
338 MB/s +4% 326 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
298 MB/s +1% 295 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
292 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+48%
197 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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