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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 14,777 user samples
6,125 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 211GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 12GB free
Poor: 48% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 362nd / 857
8,652 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 122GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 44GB free
Poor: 47% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 407th / 857
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
68 % +3% 66 % -3%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
461 MB/s +1% 457 MB/s -1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
298 MB/s Faster write speed.
246 MB/s -21%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.4 MB/s -25% 28.1 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
57.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
51.5 MB/s -12%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
308 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
242 MB/s -27%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
14.6 MB/s -16%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
484 MB/s -3% 498 MB/s +3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
338 MB/s -0% 339 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27.6 MB/s -39% 38.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
83.5 MB/s +1% 82.4 MB/s -1%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
339 MB/s +5% 324 MB/s -5%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
21.1 MB/s -15%
Market Share
Based on 3,517,083 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.71 % Slightly higher market share.
0.67 % -6%
Value For Money
72.3 % +4% 69.5 % -4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +2% 63 % -2%
Price (score)
$96 -12% $85 Slightly cheaper.
14 Months Much more recent.
35 Months -60%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
230 MB/s -57% 360 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
221 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
209 MB/s -6%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
804 Pts -25% 1,009 Pts Stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
40.3 MB/s -27% 51.2 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
125 MB/s -44% 180 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
134 MB/s +1% 133 MB/s -1%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
25.9 MB/s -17% 30.3 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
275GB 240GB

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]


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]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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