CrucialCT250BX100SSD1
SanDiskSDSSDHII-240G-G25

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Memory: SanDisk 19nm TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 19,441 user samples
8,405 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 232GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 129th / 862
11,036 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 34GB free
Poor: 48% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 412th / 862
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
85.1 % Faster effective speed.
+30%
65.7 % -30%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
501 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
452 MB/s -11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
354 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+42%
249 MB/s -42%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.3 MB/s -9% 27.6 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+9%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
80 MB/s Much faster random write.
+55%
51.5 MB/s -55%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
409 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+69%
242 MB/s -69%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.7 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+88%
14.7 MB/s -88%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
524 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+5%
499 MB/s -5%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
371 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+10%
337 MB/s -10%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.8 MB/s -17% 35.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+17%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+44%
79.7 MB/s -44%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
432 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+33%
325 MB/s -33%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+81%
21 MB/s -81%
Market Share
Based on 4,418,747 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.36 % -33% 0.48 % Much higher market share.
+33%
Value
Value For Money
58.8 % -14% 67 % Slightly better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % -2% 63 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$155 -43% $88 Much cheaper.
+43%
Age
Newest
34 Months Slightly more recent.
+11%
38 Months -11%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
278 MB/s -27% 352 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+27%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
314 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+51%
208 MB/s -51%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,016 Pts +3% 988 Pts -3%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
72.3 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+41%
51.3 MB/s -41%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
161 MB/s -6% 171 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+6%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
210 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+57%
134 MB/s -57%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
48.1 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+56%
30.9 MB/s -56%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 240GB
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The 250GB Crucial BX100 SSD is the value orientated variant of Crucial's M range of SSDs. The BX100 uses the same NAND as its premium MX200 sibling but the BX100 uses a Silicon Motion controller as opposed to the Marvel controller found in the MX range. Feature wise the BX100 is missing SLC caching and there is no hardware encryption (so security frameworks such as windows Bitlocker will operate less efficiently). In terms of I/O performance the BX100 looks promising. Comparing the BX100 and MX100 shows that the newer BX100 may be faster than its predecessor but as yet there are insufficient user benchmarks to draw any definitive conclusions. The BX100 has only just started hitting the shelves so there's plenty of room for price reductions from its already reasonable price tag. I will revisit this review when I have more performance data for the BX100. [Jan '15 SSDrivePro]

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The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its continued success within budget space. The Ultra II is the first Sandisk drive to utilize cheaper (and slower) TLC NAND. Similarly to the Extreme Pro, the Ultra II utilizes an nCache which operates a portion of the NAND in simulated SLC mode. This strategy also matches the one employed by Samsung's now 14 months old Evo. Comparing the Ultra II and Evo shows broad performance equivalence which given the Ultra II's 15% price discount makes it the better choice today. That said it's probably worth waiting for the release of the 850 Evo which will pack another 14 months of Samsung's market leading R&D and will probably steal the show. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2017 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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