Controller: Samsung MKX. Memory: Samsung 128 layer TLC V-NAND. Release date: Q1 2021.

Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,863 user samples
3,960 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 130% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 79% 165GB free (System drive)
Poor: 79% Great: 130%
SPEED RANK: 222nd / 1058
1,903 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 185% 26GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 83% 30GB free (System drive)
Poor: 83% Great: 185%
SPEED RANK: 153rd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
105 % 141 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s 1529 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
407 MB/s 429 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38.6 MB/s 46.1 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.7 MB/s 110 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
378 MB/s 483 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
49.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
30.3 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
333 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
226 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s 2071 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
491 MB/s 601 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
50.4 MB/s 57.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
122 MB/s 201 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
458 MB/s 745 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
67.8 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
46.1 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
395 MB/s 482 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 47,331,118 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % Hugely higher market share.
0.02 %
Value For Money
18.9 % 20.8 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % More popular.
50 %
Price (score)
$65 $40 Much cheaper.
8 Months Hugely more recent.
41+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
389 MB/s 516 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s 590 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,293 Pts 1,977 Pts Much stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
372 MB/s 389 MB/s +5%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
343 MB/s 395 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
294 MB/s 360 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
282 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
240 MB/s
250GB 120GB

light speed ssd [Feb '21 tester4678]


Got it on sale at a great price of 29.99. Used it to build my friend's first editing rig. Fast and cheap boot/programs drive. Temps were a little up in the 40s/50s at idle though. Even with the provided heat sink from Gigabyte.  [Dec '18 djzgfx]


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