CorsairCSSD-N240GBXT
$170
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
 $170 

Controller: Phison PS3110-S10. NAND Flash: Toshiba 19nm MLC. Release date: Q4 2014.

 $116 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,985 user samples
833 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 206GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 304th / 956
20,152 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 171GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 10GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 326th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
81.7 % +2% 80.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
491 MB/s Faster read speed.
+21%
406 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
412 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+32%
311 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.1 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
26 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71 MB/s 89.1 MB/s Faster random write.
+25%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
427 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+52%
280 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
15.7 MB/s 36.5 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+132%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
258 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+19%
217 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
526 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+16%
452 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
508 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+53%
331 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+18%
31.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
112 MB/s 124 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+11%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
514 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+63%
316 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.1 MB/s 44.6 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+24%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
404 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+24%
326 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,542,769 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.32 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,100%
Value
Value For Money
51.1 % 70.3 % Much better value.
+38%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 64 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$170 $116 Much cheaper.
+32%
Age
Newest
45 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
51 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
365 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+34%
273 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
347 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+11%
312 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,209 Pts Stronger server IO.
+21%
1,003 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
98.8 MB/s 182 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+84%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
185 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+5%
176 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
219 MB/s 266 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+21%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
33.8 MB/s 132 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+291%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 256GB
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