Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC.

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 34,467 user samples
18,885 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 59GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 184GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 214th / 908
15,582 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 174GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 151GB free
Poor: 49% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 388th / 908
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.7 % Faster effective speed.
68.6 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
496 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
462 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
321 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
297 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
22.8 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
82.4 MB/s Much faster random write.
58.6 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
370 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
307 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
17.5 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
522 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
484 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
331 MB/s 339 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
27.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
80.9 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
397 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
339 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.4 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
24.3 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 6,044,896 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.37 % 0.61 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
70.6 % 83.6 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 67 % +5%
Price (score)
$116 $80 Much cheaper.
45 Months 21 Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
215 MB/s 230 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
301 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
222 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
902 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
802 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
52.6 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
40.4 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
122 MB/s 130 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
197 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
133 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
36 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
26.2 MB/s
256GB 275GB

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]


The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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