CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
CorsairCSSD-N240GBXT
$170
 $116 

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

 $170 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,101 user samples
20,276 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 413GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 163GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 268th / 956
825 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 206GB free
Poor: 54% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 294th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
83.2 % +2% 81.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
411 MB/s 496 MB/s Faster read speed.
+21%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
316 MB/s 414 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+31%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.8 MB/s 28.1 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
94.9 MB/s Much faster random write.
+34%
70.8 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
285 MB/s 436 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+53%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+155%
14.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
225 MB/s 268 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+19%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
453 MB/s 526 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+16%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
332 MB/s 508 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+53%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.4 MB/s 36.8 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+17%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
131 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+16%
113 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
318 MB/s 514 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+62%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+50%
30.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
329 MB/s 402 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+22%
Market Share
Based on 7,977,448 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.48 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,700%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
72.8 % Much better value.
+42%
51.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +3% 62 %
Price
Price (score)
$116 Much cheaper.
+32%
$170
Age
Newest
50 Months 44 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
246 MB/s 363 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+48%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
313 MB/s 346 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+11%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
971 Pts 1,206 Pts Stronger server IO.
+24%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
183 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+148%
73.8 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
172 MB/s 181 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+5%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
277 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+28%
216 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
133 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+346%
29.8 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and M550 shows that the two drives have similar read speeds but that the MX100 lags by nearly 50% at writing. The newer 16nm NAND reduces costs and accordingly the MX100 is the cheapest SSD (per GB) to date. In terms of performance the MX100 is a compromise which may or may not be worth making depending on individual circumstances. For typical desktop use including email, office documents and web browsing the MX100 is a great choice but power users should look elsewhere. Comparing the 250GB 840 EVO and 256GB MX100 shows that for a marginal premium, the Evo offers better write speeds. (Note: at 500GB they are more evenly matched) [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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