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 66,257 user samples
49,322 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 136GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 69% 226GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 157th / 964
16,935 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 70GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 55% 164GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 351st / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
101 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
79.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
468 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
443 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
408 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+14%
359 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
32.9 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+13%
29 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
89.9 MB/s Faster random write.
+21%
74.4 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
336 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+37%
245 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43.1 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+22%
35.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
348 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+101%
173 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s +3% 500 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s +4% 467 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
43.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+13%
38.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
127 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+8%
118 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
382 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+14%
335 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
56.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+18%
48 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
476 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+95%
244 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,628,264 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.62 % Hugely higher market share.
+94%
0.32 %
Value
Value For Money
68.6 % 97.2 % Much better value.
+42%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % Much more popular.
+52%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$163 $70 Much cheaper.
+57%
Age
Newest
52 Months 50 Months +4%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
389 MB/s 389 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
354 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+15%
309 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,276 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
1,207 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+41%
253 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
335 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+10%
305 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
297 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+26%
235 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
294 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+51%
195 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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