SamsungMZ-V7P512BW
SamsungMZ-7KE256BW

Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 90,158 user samples
26,326 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 402% 701GB free
Worst Bench: 209% 190GB free
Poor: 209% Great: 402%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 1003
63,832 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 195GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 72GB free (System drive)
Poor: 70% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 184th / 1003
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
337 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+226%
103 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2384 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+404%
473 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1964 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+377%
412 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
55.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
+65%
33.7 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
154 MB/s Much faster random write.
+65%
93.3 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1289 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+281%
338 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
75.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+71%
44.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1839 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+415%
357 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2835 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+448%
517 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2220 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+352%
491 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
63.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+48%
42.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
218 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+69%
129 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1554 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+304%
385 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
91 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+62%
56.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
2196 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+354%
484 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 15,240,497 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % Hugely higher market share.
+120%
0.35 %
Value
Value For Money
430 % Hugely better value.
+316%
103 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 96 % Much more popular.
+55%
Price
Price (score)
$140 $97 Much cheaper.
+31%
Age
Newest
13+ Months Much more recent.
+78%
59 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1473 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+280%
388 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1510 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+322%
358 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,681 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+266%
1,280 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1554 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+334%
358 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1154 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+241%
338 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1007 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+237%
299 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1077 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+264%
296 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
512GB 256GB
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