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 415 user samples
139 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 93% 155GB free
Worst Score: 15% 197GB free
Worst: 15% Best: 93%
SPEED RANK: 221st / 441
276 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 92% 126GB free
Worst Score: 19% 141GB free
Worst: 19% Best: 92%
SPEED RANK: 173rd / 441
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
319 MB/s -14% 365 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
208 MB/s -15% 240 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read?
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
20.6 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
18.6 MB/s -11%
4K Write?
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
54.8 MB/s +2% 53.9 MB/s -2%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
221 MB/s -21% 267 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
13.4 MB/s -46% 19.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
509 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
484 MB/s -5%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
280 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
247 MB/s -13%
4K Read?
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
19 MB/s -21% 23 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write?
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
60 MB/s -12% 67 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
360 MB/s +3% 350 MB/s -3%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
19.1 MB/s -48% 28.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Value For Money
81.2 % Slightly better value.
72.8 % -12%
User Rating?
UBM User Rating
55 % -18% 65 % More popular.
Price (score)
$95 Slightly cheaper.
$110 -14%
Effective Speed?
Effective SSD Speed
363 MB/s -4% 377 MB/s +4%
20 Months -20% 16 Months More recent.
DQ Read?
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
227 MB/s -41% 320 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write?
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
223 MB/s +1% 220 MB/s -1%
AS-SSD Total?
AS-SSD Total Score
754 Pts -19% 898 Pts Stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
79.5 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
53 MB/s -50%
ADQ Read?
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
133 MB/s -24% 165 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write?
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
142 MB/s -8% 154 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
42.6 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
39.1 MB/s -9%
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

July 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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