CrucialCT275MX300SSD1
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

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

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 34,593 user samples
16,701 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 93GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 1GB free
Poor: 50% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 430th / 921
17,892 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 77GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 56GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 242nd / 921
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
67.9 % 80.3 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
464 MB/s 495 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
296 MB/s 324 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.6 MB/s 25.1 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+11%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
57.6 MB/s 81.7 MB/s Much faster random write.
+42%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
304 MB/s 370 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
16.9 MB/s 24.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+45%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
485 MB/s 522 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
339 MB/s +2% 332 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27.5 MB/s 30.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+11%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
80.5 MB/s 115 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+43%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
339 MB/s 396 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.3 MB/s 33.4 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+37%
Market Share
Based on 6,460,555 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.5 % Higher market share.
+22%
0.41 %
Value
Value For Money
80.5 % Slightly better value.
+15%
70.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % +5% 64 %
Price
Price (score)
$83 Cheaper.
+28%
$116
Age
Newest
22 Months Much more recent.
+52%
46 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
230 MB/s +4% 222 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
219 MB/s 301 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+37%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
799 Pts 912 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+14%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
40.4 MB/s 53.2 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+32%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
123 MB/s +2% 120 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
131 MB/s 193 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+47%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
26.2 MB/s 36 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+37%
Capacity
Capacity
275GB 256GB
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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]

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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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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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