CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
HyperXSHSS37A/240G
 $116 

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

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 22,621 user samples
13,423 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 52GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 182nd / 862
9,198 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 200GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 78GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 150th / 862
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
81.4 % -2% 83.1 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
496 MB/s -0% 498 MB/s +0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
323 MB/s -37% 443 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+37%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.5 MB/s +1% 25.2 MB/s -1%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86 MB/s Faster random write.
+15%
74.5 MB/s -15%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
369 MB/s -25% 461 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+25%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.6 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+92%
12.8 MB/s -92%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
522 MB/s -1% 526 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
332 MB/s -53% 509 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+53%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.2 MB/s -3% 32 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
123 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+11%
111 MB/s -11%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
396 MB/s -29% 512 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+29%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+136%
14.2 MB/s -136%
Market Share
Based on 4,430,761 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.53 % Much higher market share.
+39%
0.38 % -39%
Value
Value For Money
71.2 % Slightly better value.
+6%
67.5 % -6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % -2% 65 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$116 +3% $120 -3%
Age
Newest
41 Months -24% 31 Months More recent.
+24%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
209 MB/s -67% 350 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+67%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
304 MB/s -13% 345 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+13%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
905 Pts -30% 1,174 Pts Stronger server IO.
+30%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
52.2 MB/s -19% 62.3 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+19%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
119 MB/s -62% 193 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+62%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
207 MB/s -6% 219 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+6%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
35.3 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+77%
19.9 MB/s -77%
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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The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the first time in years gives Kinston a shot at competing in the enthusiast/performance segment of the SSD market. Comparing the HyperX Savage and Fury shows that the new Phision controller has an effective speed that is around 40% faster than the Sandforce based Fury. But then comparing the similarly priced OCZ Vertex 460a and Savage shows that, although the overall effective speeds are similar, the Vertex has three times faster 4K Mixed IO speeds. The HyperX Savage is very good for typical consumer use but power users with more demanding I/O loads should probably look elsewhere. [Jun '15 SSDrivePro]

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