CrucialCT275MX300SSD1
SamsungMZ-7PD256BW

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

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 18,238 user samples
4,847 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 256GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 153GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 346th / 850
13,391 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 218GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 1GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 133rd / 850
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
68.6 % -22% 83.8 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
462 MB/s -6% 490 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
301 MB/s -18% 355 MB/s Faster write speed.
+18%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
23 MB/s -26% 29 MB/s Faster random read.
+26%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
58.7 MB/s -34% 78.8 MB/s Much faster random write.
+34%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
309 MB/s -25% 387 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+25%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
16.8 MB/s -33% 22.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+33%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
485 MB/s -8% 524 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
338 MB/s -47% 497 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+47%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27.9 MB/s -31% 36.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+31%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
83.8 MB/s -42% 119 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+42%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
338 MB/s -51% 509 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+51%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.4 MB/s -20% 29.3 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+20%
Market Share
Based on 2,840,484 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.7 % -19% 0.83 % Higher market share.
+19%
Value
Value For Money
72.1 % Much better value.
+67%
43.2 % -67%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 0% 64 % 0%
Price
Price (score)
$97 Much cheaper.
+59%
$235 -59%
Age
Newest
11 Months Much more recent.
+80%
55 Months -80%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
230 MB/s -64% 377 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+64%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
222 MB/s -45% 322 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+45%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
806 Pts -50% 1,207 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+50%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
40.3 MB/s -126% 91.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+126%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
127 MB/s -57% 200 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+57%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
138 MB/s -38% 190 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+38%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
25.3 MB/s -116% 54.7 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+116%
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 840 Pro is stunning. Samsung have created a completely in-house package including both the controller and their own new 21nm toggle mode NAND. On release (Oct '12) this was the fastest performing deep queue depth consumer grade SSD available. Fast forward six months (Apr '13) and the 840 Pro still holds both the random read/write deep queue depth speed records of 384 MB/s and 326 MB/s, impressive considering how fast the SSD space tends to move. There are no obvious weaknesses, in-fact the 840 pro takes first place in nearly all of the speed categories and is only seriously rivalled by one drive, the OCZ Vector. To conclude, in terms of both outright performance, particularly server orientated, and value for money the 256GB and 128GB 840 Pros are amongst the top handful of drives currently available. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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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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