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 24,462 user samples
19,471 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 52GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 60GB free
Poor: 36% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 517th / 836
4,991 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 145GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 85GB free
Poor: 50% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 279th / 836
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
58.1 % -24% 72.2 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
406 MB/s -18% 480 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
194 MB/s -35% 262 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
20.1 MB/s -5% 21.1 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
69.4 MB/s -4% 72.2 MB/s +4%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
236 MB/s -41% 332 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
13.6 MB/s -51% 20.6 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
514 MB/s +2% 502 MB/s -2%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
247 MB/s -11% 273 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
26.9 MB/s -12%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
110 MB/s -5% 116 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
313 MB/s -12% 352 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21 MB/s -42% 29.8 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 2,131,577 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.6 % Hugely higher market share.
0.3 % -433%
Value For Money
62.2 % -9% 67.7 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % -13% 61 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$83 Cheaper.
$99 -16%
51 Months -8% 47 Months Slightly more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
221 MB/s -46% 322 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
247 MB/s -5% 259 MB/s +5%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
837 Pts -20% 1,003 Pts Stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
65.4 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
53.3 MB/s -23%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
97.1 MB/s -86% 181 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
145 MB/s -27% 184 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
34.2 MB/s -4% 35.5 MB/s +4%
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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]


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 Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2017 SSD Rankings.

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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