KingstonSH100S3/240G
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

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

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,212 user samples
346 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 35GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 113GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 390th / 927
1,866 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 155GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 145GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 169th / 927
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
70.1 % 86.6 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
483 MB/s 504 MB/s +4%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
229 MB/s 376 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+64%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.3 MB/s 31.2 MB/s Faster random read.
+23%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+10%
68.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
287 MB/s 402 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+40%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
15.5 MB/s 28.6 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+85%
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 39.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+16%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+27%
92.4 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
336 MB/s 422 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+26%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.5 MB/s 41.8 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+94%
Market Share
Based on 6,772,158 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.57 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,600%
Value
Value For Money
31.3 % 105 % Hugely better value.
+236%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 70 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
Price
Price (score)
$266 $73 Much cheaper.
+73%
Age
Newest
82 Months 5 Months Hugely more recent.
+94%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
295 MB/s 350 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 1,081 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+11%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
81.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+9%
74.4 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
187 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+20%
156 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
182 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+13%
161 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
50.6 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+15%
44 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 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) May 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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