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


Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 45,031 user samples
44,741 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 120GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 213GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 197th / 1018
290 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 543% 456GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 287% 534GB free
Poor: 287% Great: 543%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1018
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
102 % 433 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
472 MB/s 2023 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
403 MB/s 1781 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.6 MB/s 205 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88.4 MB/s 180 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
349 MB/s 1895 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.4 MB/s 188 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
359 MB/s 1709 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
514 MB/s 2306 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
487 MB/s 2060 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
43.7 MB/s 271 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
124 MB/s 247 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
399 MB/s 2173 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
57.6 MB/s 255 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
485 MB/s 2007 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 23,815,765 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.19 % Insanely higher market share.
0 %
Value For Money
11.4 % 22.5 % Hugely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % Much more popular.
51 %
Price (score)
$249 Hugely cheaper.
69 Months 22+ Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
387 MB/s 1585 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
354 MB/s 1392 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,270 Pts 5,098 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
362 MB/s 1452 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
336 MB/s 1139 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
283 MB/s 974 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
293 MB/s 1025 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
512GB 960GB

Offered nearly 1TB of storage and lightning fast 4K R/W speed. The only thing that bog this down is sequential R/W speed which PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD excels. This SSD is intended for users who need to transfer huge amount of small files without having to deal with low transfer speed but can be used as boot/gaming drive if you wish. Costs more than a thousand dollar which for that price buys you a great 1080p 144hz gaming PC. [Nov '19 ColdSpy]


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