Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA256/US (256 GB)

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Item 5101: Samsung 470 Series 256GB MZ-5PA256/US
BrandSamsung
Family470 Series
PartMZ-5PA256/US
Size256 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
ControllerSamsung S3C29MAX
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Warranty3 year
MZ-5PA256/US Reviews15 (avg: 4.3/5)
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 3 109.95 2.33
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 207.95 2.31
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 119.99 2.13
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 226.99 2.11
Super Talent TeraNova FTM48N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 2 235.00 2.04
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 264.63 1.93
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 133.15 1.92
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 134.29 1.91
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 155.61 1.65
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F480GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 299.99 1.60
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 305.99 1.57
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 309.99 1.55
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 170.00 1.51
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 321.88 1.49
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 189.99 1.35
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F360GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 360 3 269.99 1.33
Patriot PS-100 PS256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3016-S3 SATA 3 Gb/s 64 256 3 216.67 1.18
Plextor PX-M3 Series PX-256M3S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 5 234.99 1.09
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 249.00 1.03
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 267.50 0.96
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 279.95 0.91
Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA256/US Samsung S3C29MAX SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 279.99 0.91
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW300G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 300 3 329.89 0.91
Plextor PX-M5P Series PX-256M5P Marvell 88SS9187 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 5 283.71 0.90
OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 287.54 0.89
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2BAA PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 289.95 0.88
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2CCA PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 289.95 0.88
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 5 297.55 0.86
OCZ Petrol PTL1-25SAT3-256G Indilinx Everest SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 299.00 0.86
Patriot Torqx 2 PT2256GS25SSDR PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 256 2 299.95 0.85
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 299.98 0.85
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 299.98 0.85
Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD2CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 324.95 0.79
Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD1CCA Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 359.95 0.71
Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD1 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 379.95 0.67
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 399.99 0.64
Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/256G Toshiba T6UG1XBG SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 422.70 0.61
A-DATA S599 AS599S-256GM-C SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 555.64 0.46
Kingston SSDNow V200 Series SV200S3/256G SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 599.95 0.43
Cavalry Pelican Elite CASD0256P2 JMicron JMF602 SATA 256 1 691.73 0.37
Mushkin Enhanced Io MKNSSDIO256GB SATA 3 Gb/s 256 2 729.99 0.35
Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNVP325-S2B/256GB Toshiba T6UG1XBG SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 950.01 0.27
Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNVP325-S2/256GB Toshiba T6UG1XBG SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 974.01 0.26

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-05-22 $279.99 -100.00
2014-03-18 $379.99 +40.00
2013-11-08 $339.99 -10.00
2013-10-29 $349.99 +94.49
2013-10-29 $255.50 -209.50
2013-09-11 $465.00 -4.50
2013-08-01 $469.50 +70.00
2013-07-19 $399.50 -0.49
2013-03-28 $399.99 -90.58
2013-02-19 $490.57 -9.42

Manufacturer's Specs

General
TRIM supportYes
Performance
Random Read Speed31K IOPS (4KB)
Random Write Speed21K 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-5PA256/US Reviews & Benchmarks

Vortez - Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review Vortez Gold - Aug. 16, 2011
Hardware Heaven - Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review (8/10) Recommended - July 19, 2011
Register Hardware - Samsung Series 470 250GB 2.5in SSD (90/100) Editor's Choice - June 24, 2011
Tom's Hardware - A Sexy Storage Spree: The 3 GB/s Project, Revisted - April 22, 2011
Legit Reviews - Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review - Jan. 18, 2011
PC Perspective - Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Full Review - Dec. 20, 2010
Hot Hardware - Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review Recommended - Dec. 9, 2010
TechSpot - Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review Outstanding! - Nov. 22, 2010
The SSD Review - Samsung 470 Series 256 GB SSD Review (30nm) - Nov. 4, 2010

Other Samsung 470 Series Reviews & Benchmarks

KitGuru - Samsung 470 Series 256 GB SSD Review - Nov. 23, 2011
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

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