SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
SamsungMZ-75E250B

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 394,418 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
344,684 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 224GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 18GB free
Poor: 75% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 149th / 976
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
104 % 105 % +1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
471 MB/s 471 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
414 MB/s 440 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+6%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
34.3 MB/s 40.1 MB/s Faster random read.
+17%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
96.6 MB/s 99.9 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
341 MB/s 372 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+9%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.1 MB/s 53.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+19%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
356 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+43%
249 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s +2% 507 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s 492 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
44 MB/s 48.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+10%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
131 MB/s 131 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
385 MB/s 412 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
57.7 MB/s 65.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+13%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
479 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+47%
325 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 10,387,541 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.51 % 3.92 % Hugely higher market share.
+669%
Value
Value For Money
70.8 % 142 % Hugely better value.
+101%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % 126 % Much more popular.
+31%
Price
Price (score)
$163 $63 Much cheaper.
+61%
Age
Newest
53 Months 48 Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s +0% 387 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
353 MB/s 358 MB/s +1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,279 Pts 1,290 Pts +1%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s 367 MB/s +3%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
338 MB/s 345 MB/s +2%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
298 MB/s 313 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+5%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
292 MB/s 316 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+8%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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