SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
SamsungMZ-7PD256BW

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 194,526 user samples
129,270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 238GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 37GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 239th / 1058
65,256 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 210GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 273rd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
102 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
94.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
474 MB/s +3% 461 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
406 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
370 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.1 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
30.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.7 MB/s +5% 82.8 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
337 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+12%
301 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43.2 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+11%
39 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
355 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+11%
319 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s +1% 510 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
489 MB/s +2% 480 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
42 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+16%
36.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s +3% 115 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
387 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+6%
364 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
55.6 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+17%
47.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
486 MB/s +3% 474 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 46,964,545 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % Much higher market share.
+78%
0.09 %
Value
Value For Money
8.1 % Better value.
+14%
7.13 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 54 %
Price
Price (score)
$195 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
$209
Age
Newest
86 Months More recent.
+20%
107 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s +1% 385 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+8%
333 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,270 Pts +4% 1,221 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+104%
175 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
345 MB/s +4% 332 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
289 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+15%
252 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
298 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+108%
143 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 256GB
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