SamsungMZ-V6E250BW
SamsungMZ-76P256BW

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 212,117 user samples
204,473 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 236% 91GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 158% 139GB free (System drive)
Poor: 158% Great: 236%
SPEED RANK: 76th / 1040
7,644 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 132% 164GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 78% 160GB free (System drive)
Poor: 78% Great: 132%
SPEED RANK: 190th / 1040
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
201 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+82%
110 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1797 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+278%
476 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1299 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+203%
429 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
44.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+19%
37.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
138 MB/s Much faster random write.
+50%
92.1 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
573 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+43%
401 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
53.1 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+9%
48.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
368 MB/s 410 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+11%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2123 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+311%
517 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1490 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+203%
491 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
54.2 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+17%
46.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
185 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+46%
127 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
743 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+66%
448 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
65.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
61.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
478 MB/s 487 MB/s +2%
Market Share
Based on 38,033,384 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.38 % Hugely higher market share.
+850%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
26 % Better value.
+22%
21.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % +4% 53 %
Price
Price (score)
$100 $60 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
49+ Months 35 Months More recent.
+29%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1250 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+221%
389 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1262 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+251%
360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,866 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+200%
1,289 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
908 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+148%
366 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1035 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+200%
345 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
942 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+209%
305 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
686 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+121%
311 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 256GB
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The 960 Evo SSD is one of Samsung’s premier NVMe SSDs, along with their current flagship, the 960 Pro. The Evo variant is available in a variety of capacities including 250, 500 and 1000 GB, each with a commensurate price tag, whilst the 960 Pro is available in 512, 1024 and 2048 GB capacities. The 960 Evo has lower write endurance compared to the 960 Pro due to its TLC (3-bit) V-NAND flash memory (the 960 Pro consists of MLC (2-bit) V-NAND). As a result, Samsung only guarantee 200 terabytes written on the 512 GB 960 Evo, compared to double that on the 960 Pro, however, this volume of data is very unlikely to affect consumers. The 250 GB 960 Evo has a 13 GB SLC cache which boosts initial write speed to roughly match the 960 Pro but writes exceeding 13 GB drop in speed by over 50%. Overall, the 960 Pro offers more consistent write performance than the 960 Evo, however, this will only impact workloads that exceed the 13 GB. [Nov '17 SSDrivePro]

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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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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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