Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA128/US (128 GB)

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Item 5100: Samsung 470 Series 128GB MZ-5PA128/US
BrandSamsung
Family470 Series
PartMZ-5PA128/US
Size128 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
ControllerSamsung S3C29MAX
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Warranty3 year
MZ-5PA128/US Reviews3 (avg: 4.5/5)
Disk Controller Interface Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2 PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 92.95 2.75
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 89.00 2.70
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 100.99 2.53
Super Talent TeraNova FTM24N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 2 103.00 2.33
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 54.99 2.33
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 109.99 2.33
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 220.99 2.32
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 107.27 2.24
Super Talent TeraNova FTM48N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 2 222.00 2.16
PNY Prevail SSD9SC240GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 112.15 2.14
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-128GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 59.99 2.13
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 225.00 2.13
OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 114.00 2.11
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 114.95 2.09
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 115.40 2.08
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 124.99 2.05
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 126.00 1.90
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 136.99 1.87
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 129.99 1.85
Patriot Pyro PP240GS25SSDR SandForce SF-1200 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 138.00 1.74
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-128GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 5 74.99 1.71
Patriot Torqx 2 PT2256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 2 150.00 1.71
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 149.99 1.60
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 101.79 1.57
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 169.99 1.41
Patriot Zephyr PZ128GS25SSDR JMicron JMF612 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 128 3 98.73 1.30
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 186.01 1.29
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-128GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 99.99 1.28
Plextor PX-M3 Series PX-256M3S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 5 199.99 1.28
Patriot PS-100 PS256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3016-S3 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 3 200.00 1.28
Transcend SSD720 TS128GSSD720 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 104.07 1.23
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 198.01 1.21
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 199.00 1.21
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F180GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 3 155.67 1.16
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-128M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 128 3 111.81 1.14
OCZ Petrol PTL1-25SAT3-128G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 128 3 112.70 1.14
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-240G-G25 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 222.83 1.08
Transcend SSD320 TS128GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 126.43 1.01
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 180 5 185.46 0.97
Plextor PX-M5P Series PX-128M5P Marvell 88SS9187 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 128 5 141.00 0.91
Corsair Legacy Series CMFSSD-128GBG1D SATA 3 Gb/s 128 149.00 0.86
Crucial v4 CT128V4SSD2 PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 3 149.95 0.85
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW160G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 189.95 0.84
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 162.25 0.79
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW160G301 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 160 3 210.07 0.76
A-DATA S596 Turbo AS596TB-128GM-C JMicron JMF616 SATA 3 Gb/s + USB 128 128 3 170.00 0.75
Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA128/US Samsung S3C29MAX SATA 3 Gb/s 128 3 189.99 0.67
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 192.80 0.66
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 5 195.00 0.66
Crucial v4 CT128V4SSD2BAA PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 3 249.00 0.51
Crucial v4 CT128V4SSD2CCA PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 3 268.59 0.48
Corsair Extreme Series CMFSSD-128D1 Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 64 128 2 278.60 0.46
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 299.00 0.43
Corsair Performance Pro Series CSSD-P128GBP-BK Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 302.31 0.42
A-DATA S596 AS596B-128GM-C JMicron JMF612 SATA 3 Gb/s + Mini USB 128 128 3 303.90 0.42
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 314.90 0.41
Crucial m4 CT128M4SSD2CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 316.59 0.40
Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2/128GB JMicron JMF618 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 3 340.84 0.38
Super Talent MasterDrive OX FTM28GL25H SATA 3 Gb/s 128 1 368.76 0.35
Mushkin Enhanced Io MKNSSDIO128GB SATA 3 Gb/s 128 2 374.99 0.34
Patriot Torqx M28 Series PTX128GS25SSDR SATA 3 Gb/s 128 128 10 402.60 0.32
Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNVP325-S2/128GB Toshiba T6UG1XBG SATA 3 Gb/s 128 3 486.01 0.26
Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNVP325-S2B/128GB Toshiba T6UG1XBG SATA 3 Gb/s 128 3 506.81 0.25

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-01-20 $189.99 -40.00
2014-09-15 $229.99 -169.01
2012-04-03 $399.00 +159.07
2012-02-16 $239.93 -5.92
2012-02-07 $245.85 +50.85
2012-02-01 $195.00 +70.00
2012-01-24 $125.00 -92.89
2012-01-23 $217.89 +58.09
2012-01-21 $159.80 +1.80
2012-01-18 $158.00 -1.00

Manufacturer's Specs

General
TRIM supportYes
Performance
Random Read Speed31K IOPS (4KB)
Random Write Speed20K IOPS (4KB)
Sequential Readup to 250 MB/s
Sequential Writeup to 220 MB/s
Power
Active0.24 W
Idle0.14 W
Reliability
MTBF1,500,000 hours
Warranty3 year

Samsung MZ-5PA128/US Reviews & Benchmarks

XSReviews - Samsung 470 128GB - Review - Aug. 17, 2011
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: July 2011 - July 18, 2011
Register Hardware - Seven SSD sizzlers - April 7, 2011

Other Samsung 470 Series Reviews & Benchmarks

KitGuru - Samsung 470 Series 256 GB SSD Review - Nov. 23, 2011
Vortez - Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review - Aug. 16, 2011
Hardware Heaven - Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review - July 19, 2011
Register Hardware - Samsung Series 470 250GB 2.5in SSD - June 24, 2011
Hot Hardware - Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review - Dec. 9, 2010
TechSpot - Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review - Nov. 22, 2010

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