SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
SanDiskSDSSDHII-240G-G25

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Memory: SanDisk 19nm TLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 84,577 user samples
63,668 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 133GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 73GB free (System drive)
Poor: 72% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 175th / 991
20,909 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 91GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 348th / 991
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
103 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
82.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
466 MB/s +4% 450 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
411 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+13%
364 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.7 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+14%
29.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
92.8 MB/s Faster random write.
+20%
77.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
336 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+34%
250 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+23%
36 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
357 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+99%
179 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s +3% 502 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
489 MB/s +4% 469 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
44 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+14%
38.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
128 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+9%
117 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
383 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
341 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
57.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+15%
49.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
480 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+96%
245 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,290,326 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.46 % Much higher market share.
+77%
0.26 %
Value
Value For Money
103 % +3% 100 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % Much more popular.
+48%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$97 $70 Cheaper.
+28%
Age
Newest
55 Months 53 Months +4%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
387 MB/s 389 MB/s +1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
352 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+14%
308 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,273 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
1,206 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
356 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+40%
254 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
338 MB/s +5% 323 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
296 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+18%
251 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
296 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+42%
209 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its continued success within budget space. The Ultra II is the first Sandisk drive to utilize cheaper (and slower) TLC NAND. Similarly to the Extreme Pro, the Ultra II utilizes an nCache which operates a portion of the NAND in simulated SLC mode. This strategy also matches the one employed by Samsung's now 14 months old Evo. Comparing the Ultra II and Evo shows broad performance equivalence which given the Ultra II's 15% price discount makes it the better choice today. That said it's probably worth waiting for the release of the 850 Evo which will pack another 14 months of Samsung's market leading R&D and will probably steal the show. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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