SamsungMZ-76P256BW
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,428 user samples
2,594 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 132% 160GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 76% 200GB free (System drive)
Poor: 76% Great: 132%
SPEED RANK: 163rd / 1003
5,834 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 130GB free (System drive)
Poor: 65% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 228th / 1003
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
110 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
92.9 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
475 MB/s +4% 458 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
433 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+6%
407 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
36.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+25%
29.1 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
90.2 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+14%
78.8 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
403 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+56%
259 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+40%
34.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
413 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+17%
353 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s +1% 509 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
490 MB/s +2% 479 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.2 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+28%
36 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
129 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+9%
118 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
446 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+46%
306 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
62.4 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+45%
42.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
484 MB/s +1% 477 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 15,083,502 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % Higher market share.
+20%
0.05 %
Value
Value For Money
121 % Better value.
+17%
103 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 64 % Slightly more popular.
+14%
Price
Price (score)
$85 $79 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
Age
Newest
16 Months Much more recent.
+73%
60 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
391 MB/s +4% 377 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
360 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+6%
340 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,293 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
1,218 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
366 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+122%
165 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
342 MB/s +5% 326 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
311 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+11%
279 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
311 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+110%
148 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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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 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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