KingstonSH100S3/240G
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC.

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,068 user samples
355 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 35GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 113GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 388th / 929
19,713 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 27GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 14GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 243rd / 929
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
70 % 80.8 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
483 MB/s 494 MB/s +2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
228 MB/s 324 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+42%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.3 MB/s 25.4 MB/s +0%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.1 MB/s 83.4 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+10%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
287 MB/s 370 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+29%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
15.5 MB/s 24.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+57%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
519 MB/s 523 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
269 MB/s 332 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+23%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
30.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s +3% 114 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
335 MB/s 396 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.5 MB/s 33.4 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+55%
Market Share
Based on 7,176,988 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.38 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,700%
Value
Value For Money
31.3 % 70.7 % Hugely better value.
+126%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 64 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$266 $116 Much cheaper.
+56%
Age
Newest
83 Months 48 Months Much more recent.
+42%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
295 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+36%
217 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
252 MB/s 302 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+20%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
971 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+7%
905 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
81.3 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+57%
51.8 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
186 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+51%
123 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
182 MB/s 199 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+9%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
50.8 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+47%
34.5 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 256GB
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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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