CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
 $116 

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

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 90,195 user samples
20,063 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 205GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 57% 10GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 332nd / 956
70,132 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 229GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 196GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.2 % 94.1 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
406 MB/s 459 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+13%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
312 MB/s 411 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+32%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26 MB/s 38.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
+47%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88.2 MB/s +1% 87.6 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
279 MB/s 343 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+23%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.3 MB/s 47.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
218 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+28%
170 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
452 MB/s 507 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+12%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
332 MB/s 489 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+47%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.9 MB/s 46.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+51%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
124 MB/s +3% 120 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
316 MB/s 409 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+29%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.6 MB/s 59.7 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+34%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
326 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+11%
295 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,570,448 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.35 % 1.03 % Hugely higher market share.
+194%
Value
Value For Money
70.1 % Much better value.
+34%
52.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$116 Much cheaper.
+44%
$207
Age
Newest
51 Months More recent.
+18%
62 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
260 MB/s 383 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+47%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
312 MB/s 353 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+13%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
983 Pts 1,265 Pts Stronger server IO.
+29%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
182 MB/s 237 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+30%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
175 MB/s 332 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+90%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
266 MB/s 300 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+13%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
132 MB/s 202 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+53%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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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 Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]

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