Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date ≈ Q4 2015.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 554,218 user samples
1,118 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 1.5TB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 79% 908GB free (System drive)
Poor: 79% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 194th / 1037
553,100 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 134% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 80% 135GB free (System drive)
Poor: 80% Great: 134%
SPEED RANK: 182nd / 1037
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
108 % 112 % +3%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
469 MB/s 474 MB/s +1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
424 MB/s 435 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
34.7 MB/s 40.5 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
90 MB/s 98.1 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
370 MB/s 370 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
46.9 MB/s 54.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
413 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
352 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
510 MB/s +1% 506 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
490 MB/s 491 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
41.4 MB/s 47.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
122 MB/s 129 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
420 MB/s +1% 414 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58.4 MB/s 66.3 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
486 MB/s 486 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 31,576,380 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 1.53 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
13.6 % 19.4 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 59 % More popular.
Price (score)
$849 $135 Hugely cheaper.
58+ Months More recent.
69 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
387 MB/s +0% 386 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
356 MB/s 361 MB/s +1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,266 Pts 1,289 Pts +2%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
365 MB/s 370 MB/s +1%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
352 MB/s +1% 350 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
302 MB/s 307 MB/s +2%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
318 MB/s 321 MB/s +1%
2TB 500GB

Much better options available now but still a really good SSD [Nov '18 Scarso]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2020 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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