SamsungMZ-7KE512BW
CrucialCT120M500SSD1

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 73,294 user samples
58,520 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 0GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 76GB free (System drive)
Poor: 69% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 230th / 1058
14,774 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 83GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 49% 49GB free
Poor: 49% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 715th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
103 % Much faster effective speed.
+56%
65.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
472 MB/s Faster read speed.
+17%
404 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
406 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+205%
133 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
+49%
22.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
87.4 MB/s Faster random write.
+12%
78.3 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
350 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+79%
195 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.1 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+46%
30.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
372 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+254%
105 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+18%
438 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
486 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+247%
140 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
42.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+61%
26.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
120 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+11%
108 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
397 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+93%
206 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
56.8 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+56%
36.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
486 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+257%
136 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,074,692 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % Hugely higher market share.
+350%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
12.6 % Hugely better value.
+249%
3.62 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
53 %
Price
Price (score)
$219 $150 Much cheaper.
+32%
Age
Newest
86 Months More recent.
+16%
102 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+50%
259 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
360 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+157%
140 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,272 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+69%
754 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
365 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+130%
159 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
333 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+37%
243 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
277 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+118%
127 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
291 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+116%
135 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
512GB 120GB
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