Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode MLC.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 380 user samples
140 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 111% 155GB free
Worst Score: 48% 199GB free
Worst: 48% Best: 111%
SPEED RANK: 183rd / 521
240 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 108% 163GB free
Worst Score: 39% 147GB free
Worst: 39% Best: 108%
SPEED RANK: 150th / 521
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
467 MB/s -1% 474 MB/s +1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
244 MB/s -7% 260 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
4K Read?
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.8 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
20.6 MB/s -11%
4K Write?
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
64.4 MB/s -3% 66.4 MB/s +3%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
286 MB/s -12% 320 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
14.1 MB/s -52% 21.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s +3% 503 MB/s -3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
321 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
271 MB/s -18%
4K Read?
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
26.8 MB/s -17%
4K Write?
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s 0% 115 MB/s 0%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
391 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
351 MB/s -11%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.2 MB/s -44% 29 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Value For Money
91.1 % Slightly better value.
80.5 % -13%
User Rating?
UBM User Rating
55 % -25% 69 % More popular.
Price (score)
$100 Slightly cheaper.
$114 -12%
Effective Speed?
Effective SSD Speed
400 MB/s Slightly faster effective speed.
377 MB/s -6%
23 Months -17% 19 Months More recent.
DQ Read?
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
279 MB/s -16% 324 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write?
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
261 MB/s +2% 257 MB/s -2%
AS-SSD Total?
AS-SSD Total Score
957 Pts -5% 1,003 Pts +5%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
81 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
53.2 MB/s -52%
ADQ Read?
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
155 MB/s -35% 209 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write?
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
163 MB/s -16% 189 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
48.9 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
42.2 MB/s -16%
240GB 240GB

This is yet another Sandforce 2881 based SSD from Kingston, this time coupled with newer 19nm Nand flash. In terms of performance the V300 is nothing we haven't seen before with other Sandforce based SSDs. A side-by-side comparison with the HyperX shows that the two drives have a near identical performance profile which is more than a little disappointing given that the V300 is 16 months newer. With a sequential write speed of just 280 MB/s the V300 lags the group leaders by 62%, an expected result for a Sandforce based drive. To conclude, Kingston aren't offering anything new with the V300, consequently there are far faster (and cheaper) drives available elsewhere including the excellent Samsung Evo which is the current group leader. [Jan '14 SSDrivePro]


We had high expectations for the Crucial M500. Crucial have a long history of producing outstanding Solid State drives. Both the RealSSD 300 and the M4, three and two years old, were almost legendary in terms of reliability and performance. The M500 falls far short of our expectations. The drive is relatively cheap and as such we were expecting to compromise on performance but the M500 just falls too far short. With a Real World Performance of 377.5 MBps which is in the bottom 40% and an AS-SSD score of 901 points (50th percentile) the M500 demonstrates relatively weak real world and average server performance. The M500 is competing with the Sandisk Ultra which manages to squeeze out significantly more performance despite sitting in the same price bracket. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive User Rankings Chart

October 2014 SSD Rankings

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. Vote to share your opinion. [SSDrivePro]

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