SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 71,017 user samples
65,345 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 195GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 25GB free (System drive)
Poor: 68% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 171st / 992
5,672 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 192GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 57% 19GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 234th / 992
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
104 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
91.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s +3% 457 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
408 MB/s 412 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.9 MB/s Faster random read.
+19%
28.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
93.8 MB/s Faster random write.
+23%
76.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
337 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+31%
258 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+36%
32.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
352 MB/s 357 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s +1% 512 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
487 MB/s +1% 482 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
43.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+20%
36.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
130 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+8%
120 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
384 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+27%
302 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
57.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+31%
43.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
481 MB/s +1% 474 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 13,030,033 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.5 % Hugely higher market share.
+733%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
104 % +2% 101 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % Much more popular.
+48%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$97 $79 Cheaper.
+19%
Age
Newest
56 Months +2% 57 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s +3% 378 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
355 MB/s +5% 339 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,279 Pts +5% 1,222 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
358 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+117%
165 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
347 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+13%
307 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
303 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+13%
269 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
307 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+112%
145 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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The 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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