KingstonSH100S3/240G
CrucialCT275MX300SSD1

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q2 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,435 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
20,052 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 117GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 56% 27GB free (System drive)
Poor: 56% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 311th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
70.9 % 80.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
477 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
432 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
230 MB/s 392 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+70%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.7 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+5%
24.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.9 MB/s 87.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+14%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
286 MB/s 343 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+20%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.1 MB/s 34.5 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+102%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
194 MB/s 222 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+14%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
519 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
471 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
274 MB/s 477 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+74%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
34.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+20%
28.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 123 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+5%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
334 MB/s 400 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+20%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35.2 MB/s 42.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+20%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
279 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+5%
265 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,979,188 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.54 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,300%
Value
Value For Money
31.7 % 93.9 % Hugely better value.
+196%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 66 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$266 $85 Much cheaper.
+68%
Age
Newest
85 Months 26 Months Much more recent.
+69%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
299 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+27%
236 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
254 MB/s 326 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+28%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
981 Pts +0% 979 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
185 MB/s 307 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+66%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
192 MB/s 213 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+11%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
185 MB/s 264 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+43%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
61.1 MB/s 244 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+299%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 275GB
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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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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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