CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
SanDiskSDSSDHII-240G-G25
 $116 

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 24,239 user samples
13,391 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 105GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 170GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 194th / 859
10,848 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 140GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 19GB free
Poor: 47% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 411th / 859
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.4 % Faster effective speed.
+23%
65.5 % -23%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
492 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
457 MB/s -8%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
321 MB/s Faster write speed.
+27%
252 MB/s -27%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.5 MB/s -7% 27.4 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+7%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
82.4 MB/s Much faster random write.
+63%
50.6 MB/s -63%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
366 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+50%
244 MB/s -50%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+74%
14.2 MB/s -74%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
523 MB/s +5% 499 MB/s -5%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
332 MB/s -3% 341 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.1 MB/s -20% 37.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+20%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
121 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+50%
80.4 MB/s -50%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
397 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+21%
328 MB/s -21%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.4 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+59%
21 MB/s -59%
Market Share
Based on 3,843,988 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.59 % -8% 0.64 % Slightly higher market share.
+8%
Value
Value For Money
70.3 % Slightly better value.
+6%
66.1 % -6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +2% 63 % -2%
Price
Price (score)
$116 -22% $90 Cheaper.
+22%
Age
Newest
39 Months -8% 36 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
216 MB/s -64% 355 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+64%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
306 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+47%
208 MB/s -47%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
915 Pts -9% 997 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+9%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
51.7 MB/s +2% 50.9 MB/s -2%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
120 MB/s -44% 173 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+44%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
195 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+50%
130 MB/s -50%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
35.1 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+20%
29.2 MB/s -20%
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 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) September 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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