KingstonSV300S37A/240G
CrucialCT240M500SSD1

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 7763 user samples
5673 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 145GB free
Worst Bench: 19% 23GB free
Worst: 19% Best: 87%
SPEED RANK: 442nd / 734
2090 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 31% 57GB free
Worst: 31% Best: 99%
SPEED RANK: 249th / 734
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
56.7 % -25% 70.9 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
Market Share
Based on 535,448 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.3 % Hugely higher market share.
+283%
0.6 % -283%
Value
Value For Money
69 % -4% 71.5 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % -2% 64 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$70 Cheaper.
+22%
$90 -22%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
387 MB/s -22% 474 MB/s Faster read speed.
+22%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
196 MB/s -34% 262 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+34%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
20.4 MB/s -2% 20.9 MB/s +2%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
66.2 MB/s -7% 70.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
235 MB/s -38% 325 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+38%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
13.1 MB/s -55% 20.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+55%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
508 MB/s +1% 502 MB/s -1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
266 MB/s -2% 272 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
26.9 MB/s -9%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
108 MB/s -6% 115 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
344 MB/s -2% 352 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20 MB/s -49% 29.7 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+49%
Age
Newest
39 Months -10% 35 Months Slightly more recent.
+10%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
218 MB/s -44% 315 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+44%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
244 MB/s -6% 258 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+6%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
828 Pts -20% 990 Pts Stronger server IO.
+20%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
72 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+36%
52.9 MB/s -36%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
95.8 MB/s -74% 167 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+74%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
138 MB/s -24% 171 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+24%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
34.8 MB/s -5% 36.7 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+5%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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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]

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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]

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Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust 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. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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