SamsungMZ-V7P512BW
SamsungMZ-76P256BW

Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,721 user samples
23,478 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 403% 450GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 206% 429GB free (System drive)
Poor: 206% Great: 403%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 1000
2,243 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 132% 160GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 79% 221GB free (System drive)
Poor: 79% Great: 132%
SPEED RANK: 156th / 1000
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
337 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+204%
111 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2371 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+397%
477 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1963 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+348%
438 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
54.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+46%
37.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
156 MB/s Much faster random write.
+70%
92 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1280 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+214%
407 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
75.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+57%
48.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1845 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+342%
417 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2835 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+449%
516 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2217 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+352%
490 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
63.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+36%
46.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
220 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+65%
133 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1543 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+246%
446 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
91.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+46%
62.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
2188 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+351%
485 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 14,382,218 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.88 % Hugely higher market share.
+878%
0.09 %
Value
Value For Money
411 % Hugely better value.
+244%
120 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
55 %
Price
Price (score)
$149 $88 Much cheaper.
+41%
Age
Newest
12+ Months More recent.
+20%
15 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1472 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+276%
391 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1522 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+323%
360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,693 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+262%
1,298 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1553 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+323%
367 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1170 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+238%
346 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1019 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+222%
316 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1086 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+244%
316 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
512GB 256GB
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