SamsungMZ-76P256BW
SamsungMZ-7KE256BW

Controller: Samsung MJX. Memory: Samsung 64 layer MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q1 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 60,131 user samples
1,589 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 132% 173GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 71% 223GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 132%
SPEED RANK: 155th / 991
58,542 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 128% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 40GB free (System drive)
Poor: 73% Great: 128%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 991
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
110 % +5% 105 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
472 MB/s 474 MB/s +0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
424 MB/s +2% 414 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
36.9 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
34.3 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
94 MB/s 95.1 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
396 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+17%
339 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.9 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
44.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
406 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+10%
369 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s 516 MB/s +0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
489 MB/s +0% 488 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.4 MB/s +4% 44.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
130 MB/s 132 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
446 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+16%
384 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
62.2 MB/s +3% 60.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
483 MB/s 483 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,086,356 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % 0.49 % Hugely higher market share.
+444%
Value
Value For Money
118 % Much better value.
+66%
71.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 94 % Much more popular.
+71%
Price
Price (score)
$88 Much cheaper.
+46%
$163
Age
Newest
12 Months Much more recent.
+78%
55 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
389 MB/s +0% 388 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
358 MB/s +1% 356 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,289 Pts +0% 1,284 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
365 MB/s +2% 358 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
338 MB/s +0% 337 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
306 MB/s +3% 298 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
304 MB/s +2% 297 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 256GB
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The 860 Pro is Samsung’s latest consumer-grade SATA SSD flagship, superseding the popular, but now three years old, 850 Pro. Like the 850 Pro, the 860 Pro is based on Samsung’s proprietary and revolutionary (at the time), MLC V-NAND (3D). A 10% price premium over the 256 GB 850 Pro will purchase the 256 GB 860 Pro which has an impressive 16% faster effective speed. This is achieved via an updated controller (MJX) and 64 layers of V-NAND (versus 32 layers per the 850 Pro). The 860 Pro has sequential speeds of up to 540 MB/s which almost completely saturate its SATA 3.0 interface. These peak levels of performance are slightly higher, but still comparable to the peak performance of the 860 Evo before its SLC write cache (12 GB on the 250 GB Evo) is saturated, making the 860 Evo (at around 30% cheaper) a more economical choice for users who rarely write more than 12 GB at a time. There are also reliability improvements compared to the 850 generation with Samsung now offering a warranty of 300 TBW (terabytes written) for the 256 GB 860 Pro, compared to 150 TBW for the 256 GB 850 Pro. Thanks to higher density NAND, the 860 Pro is also available in a 4 TB variant, whereas previously 2 TB was the largest capacity for a Samsung SATA MLC SSD.  [Feb '18 SSDrivePro]

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The 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better performance, albeit marginally, than both the 840 Evo and 840 Pro. Looking at the benchmark figures for the 840 and 850 Pros shows that the effective performance improvement is 10% whereas the 850 Pro beats the 840 Evo by 16%. These drives effectively saturate SATA 3.0 making it difficult to distinguish between them in day-to-day use. At current prices the 850 Pro is prohibitively expensive, prices need to drop by 15% before it approaches the 840 Pro from a value perspective. Samsung may release a value orientated 850 Evo soon, but for now "most" users are better off with the 840 Pro. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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