KingstonSH100S3/240G
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2011.

 $116 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,659 user samples
383 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 180GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 51% 113GB free (System drive)
Poor: 51% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 456th / 956
20,276 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 413GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 163GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 268th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
70.9 % 83.2 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
477 MB/s Faster read speed.
+16%
411 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
230 MB/s 316 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+37%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.7 MB/s 26.8 MB/s +4%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.9 MB/s 94.9 MB/s Faster random write.
+23%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
286 MB/s +0% 285 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.1 MB/s 38 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+122%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
194 MB/s 225 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+16%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
519 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+15%
453 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
274 MB/s 332 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+21%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
34.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
31.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 131 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+12%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
334 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+5%
318 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35.2 MB/s 45.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+29%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
279 MB/s 329 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+18%
Market Share
Based on 7,979,188 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.36 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,500%
Value
Value For Money
31.7 % 72.8 % Hugely better value.
+130%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 64 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$266 $116 Much cheaper.
+56%
Age
Newest
85 Months 50 Months Much more recent.
+41%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
299 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+22%
246 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
254 MB/s 313 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+23%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
981 Pts +1% 971 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
185 MB/s +1% 183 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
192 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+12%
172 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
185 MB/s 277 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+50%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
61.1 MB/s 133 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+118%
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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