KingstonSH100S3/240G
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

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

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 7,865 user samples
337 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 35GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 113GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 378th / 921
7,528 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 106GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 0GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 222nd / 921
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
70.2 % 81.8 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
484 MB/s 496 MB/s +2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
229 MB/s 365 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+59%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.3 MB/s 26.5 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
69.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
288 MB/s 370 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+28%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
15.6 MB/s 23.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+51%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
520 MB/s 527 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
269 MB/s 399 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+48%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.6 MB/s +4% 32.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+20%
97.1 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
335 MB/s 415 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+24%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.5 MB/s 33.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+56%
Market Share
Based on 6,416,123 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.18 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,700%
Value
Value For Money
31.4 % 63 % Hugely better value.
+101%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 68 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
Price
Price (score)
$266 $134 Much cheaper.
+50%
Age
Newest
81 Months 39 Months Much more recent.
+52%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
295 MB/s 352 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+19%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
252 MB/s 273 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+8%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
971 Pts 1,075 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+11%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
81.2 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+22%
66.7 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
189 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+12%
168 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
183 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+8%
170 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
51.3 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+23%
41.6 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 250GB
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The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical drive hands down, and still has one of the highest sequential read speeds (517 MB/s) we have ever seen on a SATA SSD. That said a balanced performance profile is critical and the HyperX doesn't fare so well against its younger SSD competitors in the other write orientated benchmark categories. The poor results are explained by the Kingston's Sandforce controller which struggles to deliver incompressible data throughput. With a real world speed of 398.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 728 (bottom 28th percentile) there are far better deals to be had at this time. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Acceleration (DWA) which is a new dynamically sized SLC cache. Samsung were the first to introduce SLC caching on the 840 Evo nearly two years ago so Crucial are somewhat late to the party. SLC caches generally only help performance in corner case real word scenarios and benchmarks. I prefer drives without SLC caches because they offer more consistent and sustainable real world IO. Comparing the MX100 and MX200 shows that the newer MX200 has a significantly faster peak write speed which is of course explained by the new DWA cache. Price is the deciding factor between the MX100 and MX200 so although the MX200 isn't priced aggressively yet, it will almost certainly move up the value rankings when retailers build stocks and subsequently cut prices. [Feb '15 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2018 SSD Rankings.

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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