Release date ≈ Q4 2016.

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 150,845 user samples
8,423 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 241% 39GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 100% 40GB free (System drive)
Poor: 100% Great: 241%
SPEED RANK: 102nd / 1040
142,422 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 170GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 81% 390GB free (System drive)
Poor: 81% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 202nd / 1040
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
178 % Much faster effective speed.
108 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1634 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
480 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
655 MB/s Much faster write speed.
426 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
74.1 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
33.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
110 MB/s Faster random write.
84.9 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
498 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
409 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
57.8 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
47.1 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
156 MB/s 414 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2910 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
514 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
802 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
474 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
388 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
40 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
157 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
113 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
637 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
449 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
76.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
58.1 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
186 MB/s 465 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 34,800,916 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.96 % Insanely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 80 % Much more popular.
48+ Months 34+ Months More recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
891 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
389 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
804 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
364 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,485 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
1263 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
725 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
298 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
793 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
340 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
641 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
304 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
618 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
264 MB/s
128GB 500GB

Probably the best SATA III SSD you can buy for 60 US Dollar. Offered excellent performance (albeit it won't match any NVMe ones!) and suitable amount of capacity for that price. Overall a reliable all around SSD for nearly every computers unless if the computer has no support for SATA which means your computer is too old! [Nov '19 ColdSpy]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2020 SSD Rankings.

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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