SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G
SamsungMZ-7KE256BW

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 50,188 user samples
4,727 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 218GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 38GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 197th / 964
45,461 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 211GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 75% 209GB free (System drive)
Poor: 75% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 147th / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
91.1 % 105 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
455 MB/s 477 MB/s +5%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
405 MB/s 424 MB/s +5%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.1 MB/s 34.1 MB/s Faster random read.
+21%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
75.2 MB/s 94.6 MB/s Faster random write.
+26%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
258 MB/s 344 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+33%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.1 MB/s 45 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+36%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
358 MB/s 359 MB/s +0%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
511 MB/s 517 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
481 MB/s 489 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.3 MB/s 43.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+20%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 128 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+9%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
314 MB/s 384 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43.4 MB/s 58 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+34%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
473 MB/s 482 MB/s +2%
Market Share
Based on 9,548,135 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.64 % Hugely higher market share.
+967%
Value
Value For Money
101 % 102 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 95 % Much more popular.
+48%
Price
Price (score)
$79 Cheaper.
+21%
$100
Age
Newest
53 Months 52 Months +2%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
379 MB/s 389 MB/s +3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
340 MB/s 355 MB/s +4%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,221 Pts 1,279 Pts +5%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
166 MB/s 358 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+116%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
305 MB/s 345 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+13%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
275 MB/s 307 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+12%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
141 MB/s 308 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+118%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 256GB
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