KingstonSH100S3/240G
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

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

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,471 user samples
388 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 180GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 51% 113GB free (System drive)
Poor: 51% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 460th / 956
5,083 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 232GB free
Worst Bench: 77% 89GB free (System drive)
Poor: 77% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 137th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
71.1 % 107 % Much faster effective speed.
+51%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
474 MB/s 477 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
230 MB/s 422 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+83%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.8 MB/s 35.4 MB/s Much faster random read.
+37%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.6 MB/s 90.4 MB/s Faster random write.
+16%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
285 MB/s 413 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+45%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.5 MB/s 48.9 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+179%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
188 MB/s 373 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+98%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
519 MB/s +1% 515 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
277 MB/s 468 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+69%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
34.4 MB/s 43 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 121 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
334 MB/s 451 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+35%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.5 MB/s 60 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+56%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
275 MB/s 459 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+67%
Market Share
Based on 8,569,795 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.49 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,800%
Value
Value For Money
31.8 % 174 % Hugely better value.
+446%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 75 % More popular.
+21%
Price
Price (score)
$266 $50 Hugely cheaper.
+81%
Age
Newest
86 Months 9 Months Hugely more recent.
+90%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
300 MB/s 386 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+29%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
254 MB/s 359 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+41%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
983 Pts 1,267 Pts Stronger server IO.
+29%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
206 MB/s 278 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+35%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
193 MB/s 342 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+77%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
185 MB/s 312 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+69%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
64.2 MB/s 249 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+288%
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 MX500 is Crucial’s current flagship consumer SATA SSD featuring their latest second generation 64-layer 3D TLC NAND. It’s available in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB capacities in a 2.5-inch form factor. All but the 2 TB version will also be available in M.2 (2280) form in the future. The MX500 features a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller which is a change from the Marvell 88SS1074 controller featured in the MX300 (it’s nearly two year old predecessor). Performance is around 30% better than on the MX300 which currently retails at the same price. The MX500 has an SLC cache which increases with drive capacity. Consequently, the larger capacities are better able to sustain high sequential write speeds. The 250 GB version has 250MB of SLC cache, the 500 GB has 512 MB, the 1 TB has 1 GB and the 2 TB has 2 GB. Extended sustained write performance tests show that even though speed does drop off after the cache has been exhausted, it is still maintained at very respectable levels. The MX500’s five year warranty is in line with Samsung’s 850 Evo and exceeds it in terms of endurance (just 75 TBW for the 250 GB 850 Evo versus 100 TBW for the 250 GB MX500). It doesn’t quite match up to the Samsung’s 850 Evo’s performance (effective speed 8% slower), however at current prices it is about 20% cheaper, and on balance offers better value for money. [Mar '18 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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